Community supports children going back to school

The 11th Annual Campbell River Women’s Centre School Supply Drive and Distribution was a great success, thanks to the many generous volunteers, private community donors, and business donors.

The 11th Annual Campbell River Women’s Centre School Supply Drive and Distribution was a great success, thanks to the many generous volunteers, private community donors, and business donors.

This was truly a stellar example of how a community can get behind a good cause to benefit families struggling on low income. We were able to distribute bags of new school supplies to more than 375 children who live on low income.

We would like to sincerely thank Walmart for being such a fantastic community supporter. Walmart staff and employees went out of their way to put together a massive order of school supplies for us. Walmart doubled the profits we made at our hot dog sale and donated more than $2,000 in store credit and goods.

The Coastal Community Credit Union donated $1500 from a Coastal Community Fund grant, and $900 from a hot dog sale. Credit Union employees tirelessly shopped, sorted, and bagged supplies.

The Altrusa Club of Campbell River ladies sorted supplies and helped with the busy task of distribution.

Donations from a variety of other individual and small business donors made this a stellar year for families of Campbell River.

Our own volunteers and staff members put in many hours of volunteer time for this annual cause. What a great community effort!

Our non-profit charitable organization has been supporting women and families in Campbell River for 29 years. We are proud to be a part of such a caring community.

We give out donations of personal care and hygiene items, as well as women’s clothing, throughout the year, with an average of 500 drop in visits each month.

We are always in need of these items that can be dropped off Monday – Thursday from 10-3 at 1265A Ironwood Street.

Georgette Whitehead, MSW, RSW

Executive Coordinator, Vancouver Island North Women’s Resource Society