And now we’re doing it again!
Why? Because once again the need is great. Syrian newcomers continue to arrive in Canada, and the organizations that support them here in New Brunswick still need the public’s help to resettle these new residents in their new homes.
New Brunswickers who have an intellectual disability also need your help to fund the supports, services and programs they require to lead fulfilling, included lives.
So, Community Living is partnering once more with the New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC) and Value Village to coordinate another province-wide “Restore Hope” clothing drive.
The campaign will begin on Saturday, March 19, just in time for spring, and spring cleaning! Collection depots will be set up in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John, with other communities being encouraged to join in as they can.
It’s easy to donate. Just gather up all those gently used spring and summer clothes, footwear, linens and toys and other useful items you won’t be using this year, put them in bags and boxes, and drop them off at one of the depots on March 19 between 9 am and 3 pm
For every bag or box of items received at each location, funds will be contributed to the multicultural organization in that community, so that they can ensure that there are no financial gaps in services for Syrian newcomers.
Funds will also go to NBACL, because our need is great, too, as we struggle fill a financial gap to be able to continue offering our essential supports, services and programs.
Your donations will make a big difference!
Value Village is helping out in a big way, as well. They’re not only by making their usual contribution for all the donated goods we provide, but are also giving each Syrian newcomer a voucher to shop at their local Value Village store and select the items they need to get started here in New Brunswick.
Donations to the Restore Hope clothing drive will be accepted from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, March 19, as follows:
At the NBACL office, 800 Hanwell Road.
At the New Brunswick Community College, 1234 Mountain Road.
In Saint John,
At the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 727 Rothesay Avenue.
Donors should note that furniture and mattresses can not be accepted at the Fredericton and Moncton drop-off locations. No mattresses in Saint John, either, please!
Can’t make it on March 19? No problem! You can arrange for home pick-up by calling NBACL. To arrange a pick-up, or for more information about donating, please contact the New Brunswick Association for Community Living at 1-888-NBACL4U, nbacl.nb.ca