I wanted to share this facebook inititative started by my friend Nita... she is working to collect warm clothes and blankets for the city's homeless- please let me know if you have anything to donate.
Her message below:
"Winter has arrived and our Vancouver streets are filled with homeless people, many of these people are forced to stay outside in these winter months. Homeless people are sleeping outside right now in freezing cold and snowy weather, while we are lucky to have warm beds, with warm blankets. If you could look in your house for a spare blanket that you do not use, or an old jacket, or even scarfs, mittens, or toques. If you do not have any of these items, but you still want to help you can make a small donation by going to a thrift store and buying something cozy to donate. You are not only keeping these people warm but you are saving their lives since many die each year from the cold and the snow. We hope you find it in your hearts to help us help them! We will be collecting all items until Dec 12 2010, which we will then be donating to a church to be distributed out to Vancouvers less fortunate"