Help us support over 250 individuals in need this September

Sep 15, 2016 | News

There are only three weeks until this year’s Providence in the Park outreach event. This event takes place at Oppenheimer Park and provides our Downtown Eastside community with some much needed necessities.  

At this bi-annual event we provide about 400 cups of freshly brewed coffee, 300 personal care kits, 75 warm blankets, 55 pairs of walking shoes, 45 haircuts, and over 35 fluffy pillows.

The details

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Oppenheimer Park

11am

The outreach event is on the horizon, but more donations are needed! We ask staff to please give generously. Take a look through your closet or take a trip to a store to grab some of the following:

  • winter coats
  • Sweatshirts
  • Jeans (men sizes 30-34)
  • Toiletries (travel size shampoo and conditioner, soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, bandages)
  • New undergarments
  • Blankets
  • Walking Shoes

Please bring your donations to the designated areas:

  • St. Paul's Hospital: 
    • Media Services – 7:30 am to 12 noon and 1 to 4 pm (Monday to Friday only)
  • Hornby Site: 4th Floor Lobby
  • Mount Saint Joseph Hospital:
    • Foundation Office – 8:30 am to 5 pm (Monday to Friday only)
    • Cafeteria – 8:30 am to 2:30 pm (Monday to Friday only)
  • Youville Residence: Main Lobby
  • St. Vincent's: Brock Fahrni: Nursing Stations
  • St. Vincent's: Langara: Lobby
  • Holy Family Hospital: Main Lobby Entrance

Volunteers are needed to help with the loading of donations at SPH for 9 am until all donations are loaded into the truck. Donations still needed include new men’s and women’s underwear and socks, toiletries and winter clothing.

If you’re interested in being a part of this community event, contact Lucy Luongo at lluongo@providencehealth.bc.ca.

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