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Rainbow Schools collecting gently used winter clothing

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 30, 2017.

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

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

“Last year, we collected 5,478 items of clothing, from coats, to hats, to scarves, to mitts. Thanks to generous donations, we were able to help more than 3,600 families in need in our community. This year, we hope to expand our reach to 4,500 families.”

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 a storefront location at the Rainbow Centre in Sudbury from November 1 to 8, 2017.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705.674.3171, ext. 7217.

Images of students wearing winter clothing
Students from Walden Public School, from left, Malcolm White, Emery Watson, Myles Mason and Lilian Mumford, invite the community to donate gently used winter clothing for the Winter Clothing Drive powered by Cooper Equipment Rentals in support of Our Children, Our Future. Clothing is being accepted at all Rainbow Schools in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin Island until October 30, 2017. The clothing will be redistributed within the schools and communities served by Rainbow District School Board, keeping everyone warm this winter.