Shoebox campaign started for Slave Lake
Kootenay Christian Fellowship is collecting donations to bring comfort to more than 1,000 children left homeless by wildfires in the Slave Lake area of Alberta.
Donors are being asked to fill a shoebox with toys and treats appropriate for a boy or girl aged two to three, six to 12, or 12 to 18.
Label the box with the age and gender of the child it’s been created for, then drop it off at the former Movie Gallery at 616 Vernon Street.
Fellowship pastor Jim Reimer says the boxes don’t need to contain essential items, but should include things like playing cards, Lego sets, stuffed animals, books or candy.
“Food, shelter, household goods, and clothing are all being taken care of,” he said in a release. “These boxes should contain items that will bring a child comfort and distraction.”
Boxes can be dropped off Tuesday to Thursday, between noon and 6 p.m. To volunteer with the project call 250-352-7700.