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Rainbow Schools collecting gently used winter clothing

From left, Hayden Barton, Easton Sirkka and Sabrina Nootchtai of R.H. Murray Public School invite the community to drop off gently used winter clothing to any Rainbow School. The clothing will be redistributed to make this winter a little warmer.

Rainbow Schools are making this winter a little warmer by participating in the Winter Clothing Drive powered by Cooper Equipment Rentals in support of Our Children, Our Future.

Members of the community are invited to drop off gently used winter clothing at any of the Rainbow District School Board’s elementary and secondary schools in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin Island until October 31, 2018.

Clothing will be redistributed within the schools and communities served by the Board.

“This is our fourth year of participating in the Winter Clothing Campaign,” said R.H. Murray Public School Principal Chris Bourré who is co-ordinating the effort on behalf of Rainbow Schools.

“Last year, Rainbow Schools collected 5,816 items of clothing, from coats, to hats, to scarves, to mitts. Thanks to generous donations from the entire community, we were able to distribute 14,428 clothing items to children in need across the city.”

He added: “In Rainbow Schools, we nurture the physical, mental, social and emotional well-being of students. We are proud to join with Cooper Equipment Rentals and our partners in the community to keep families warm this winter. We thank everyone for their support.”

In addition to Rainbow Schools, clothing will be redistributed through Dalron located at 955 Cambrian Heights in Sudbury from November 3 to 7, 2018.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217.