October 31st, 2014
Warm Winter Coats Needed In Our Community This Winter
Once again this year, KEI has been asked to participate in our local Salvation’s Army “One Warm Coat Drive” for this coming winter.
No doubt like last winter, it’s going to be cold winter with a lot of snow. In fact, weather forecasters are already calling for snow this weekend and it’s only the 1st of November.
Did you know? Health experts report that even a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Adults cannot work effectively and children find it difficult to learn. For most, a warm coat solves the problem. But, for Canadians living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra.”
This fall, if you have a spare winter coat(s), winter boots, hats, scarves, gloves, (from any age group), etc. that you won’t be using please bring these “extra” goods into KEI. Collections will be taken by Fran Pitz in our front office or can be given to any member of our ESG Team (Tania, Judy O, our new nurse Samantha, Stuti, Carmen, Tom, Al, Sonny or Donna)
Donna on behalf of Waterloo Region’s Salvation Army