A project that started with three Vancouver sisters donating their clothes to homeless people, has now grown to an event that gives over 800 bags of goods each winter.
The Get Warm Project delivered over 100 bags today filled with items to stay warm as well as some food.
McKenna says today’s drive was a success.
“We ended up having more than 100 bundles, which was really great. We had a good group of volunteers come out today, I think there was about 20 of us. And then within five minutes all of the stuff was gone and all of the volunteers said, that’s it? That’s crazy.”
This was one of the many runs the project does throughout the winter months.
The founders couldn’t be happier of how much it’s grown but one of them, Kris McKenna, says it wouldn’t have been possible without their volunteers.
“I have to be very clear in saying my sisters and I, we couldn’t do this type of scope of outreach without all the help of our supporters and volunteers, so we are equally grateful for them.”
This marks Get Warm Project’s fifth year donating ‘warm bundles’ to the community.
Anyone interested in donating can visit their Facebook page for more information.