Mountain News Warmth Project will distribute new winter outerwear to needy

News Nov 13, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

It’s cold outside and many people aren’t properly equipped to keep warm when they head outdoors.

Because so many people lack the proper outerwear to deal with the long and cold Canadian winter, the Mountain News has started the Warmth Project.

The Mountain News is asking you to consider donating a new toque, coat, pair of mittens or other piece of winter outerwear. The new clothing will be distributed to families in need by Mountain Kidz Klub and other organizations.

“The need has increased every year,” says Kathy Archer, founder of Mountain Kidz Klub. “There are middle class people who used to donate to us who are now coming to us for help.”

Archer and her volunteers operate a number of outreach programs out of the Eastmount Community Centre, including delivery of Christmas hampers which include food and clothing.

The Warmth Project will be part of the annual Mountain News Christmas Lights Tour and Contest.

Several homes have volunteered to put out collection boxes along with their holiday displays. A list of those homes will be available soon, along with businesses that are taking part in the campaign.

“The Mountain News has been helping to make Christmas brighter for years through our Christmas Lights Tour and Contest, so this year organizer Gord Bowes decided to turn up the wattage by including a charitable component to our annual event,” says Hamilton Community News group managing editor Gordon Cameron. “By partnering with Mountain Kidz Klub to collect new winter clothing items for kids in need, families can share that warm Christmas feeling they get from touring the best lighting displays on the Mountain with those for whom a warm Christmas feeling has a whole different meaning.”

Any businesses interested in hosting a drop-off box can contact Gord Bowes at 905-664-8800 ext. 335.

Mountain News Warmth Project will distribute new winter outerwear to needy

News Nov 13, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

It’s cold outside and many people aren’t properly equipped to keep warm when they head outdoors.

Because so many people lack the proper outerwear to deal with the long and cold Canadian winter, the Mountain News has started the Warmth Project.

The Mountain News is asking you to consider donating a new toque, coat, pair of mittens or other piece of winter outerwear. The new clothing will be distributed to families in need by Mountain Kidz Klub and other organizations.

“The need has increased every year,” says Kathy Archer, founder of Mountain Kidz Klub. “There are middle class people who used to donate to us who are now coming to us for help.”

Archer and her volunteers operate a number of outreach programs out of the Eastmount Community Centre, including delivery of Christmas hampers which include food and clothing.

The Warmth Project will be part of the annual Mountain News Christmas Lights Tour and Contest.

Several homes have volunteered to put out collection boxes along with their holiday displays. A list of those homes will be available soon, along with businesses that are taking part in the campaign.

“The Mountain News has been helping to make Christmas brighter for years through our Christmas Lights Tour and Contest, so this year organizer Gord Bowes decided to turn up the wattage by including a charitable component to our annual event,” says Hamilton Community News group managing editor Gordon Cameron. “By partnering with Mountain Kidz Klub to collect new winter clothing items for kids in need, families can share that warm Christmas feeling they get from touring the best lighting displays on the Mountain with those for whom a warm Christmas feeling has a whole different meaning.”

Any businesses interested in hosting a drop-off box can contact Gord Bowes at 905-664-8800 ext. 335.

Mountain News Warmth Project will distribute new winter outerwear to needy

News Nov 13, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

It’s cold outside and many people aren’t properly equipped to keep warm when they head outdoors.

Because so many people lack the proper outerwear to deal with the long and cold Canadian winter, the Mountain News has started the Warmth Project.

The Mountain News is asking you to consider donating a new toque, coat, pair of mittens or other piece of winter outerwear. The new clothing will be distributed to families in need by Mountain Kidz Klub and other organizations.

“The need has increased every year,” says Kathy Archer, founder of Mountain Kidz Klub. “There are middle class people who used to donate to us who are now coming to us for help.”

Archer and her volunteers operate a number of outreach programs out of the Eastmount Community Centre, including delivery of Christmas hampers which include food and clothing.

The Warmth Project will be part of the annual Mountain News Christmas Lights Tour and Contest.

Several homes have volunteered to put out collection boxes along with their holiday displays. A list of those homes will be available soon, along with businesses that are taking part in the campaign.

“The Mountain News has been helping to make Christmas brighter for years through our Christmas Lights Tour and Contest, so this year organizer Gord Bowes decided to turn up the wattage by including a charitable component to our annual event,” says Hamilton Community News group managing editor Gordon Cameron. “By partnering with Mountain Kidz Klub to collect new winter clothing items for kids in need, families can share that warm Christmas feeling they get from touring the best lighting displays on the Mountain with those for whom a warm Christmas feeling has a whole different meaning.”

Any businesses interested in hosting a drop-off box can contact Gord Bowes at 905-664-8800 ext. 335.