Blanket drive ongoing

Stepping Stones for Success, the Nelson based homeless shelter servicing the West Kootenay area, is holding a blanket drive.

Stepping Stones for Success, the Nelson based homeless shelter servicing the West Kootenay area, is holding a blanket drive. Between now and November 30, the shelter is requesting donations of sleeping bags, blankets, tents, winter coats, boots, toques, gloves and towels.

Now that the winter months are approaching, those who are without housing will be turning to Stepping Stones for temporary shelter. However, with only 17 beds available, there are a lot of times when the shelter has to turn people away and for many, sleeping on the street is their only option.

With the public’s help, the group can do its best to keep people warm by giving out blankets and sleeping bags.

Anyone who has new or slightly used sleeping bags, blankets, tents, winter coats, boots, toques, gloves or towels and would like to donate, please drop them off at #7-567 Ward Street. Please do not bring sheets, pillows, or other clothing as the shelter has enough of these items for the time being.

All donations are greatly appreciated.

Stepping Stones for Success is a program of the Nelson CARES Society and has been in operation since December 2004 with funding from BC Housing’s Emergency Shelter program. Over the past nine years, the shelter has provided temporary housing for over 1,500 people.

For more information, contact Stepping Stones for Success at 250-352-9876 or by emailing steppingstones@nelsoncares.ca.

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