Community

Community art project on display at Tommy Douglas library

Reach for the Stars, a community art project produced by people attending the recent Burnaby Homeless Connect event, is currently on display at the Tommy Douglas library branch, 7311 Kingsway.

Burnaby Homeless Connect is a free, one-day annual event hosted by the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness which connects people living with extreme poverty and homelessness with essential goods and services.

Many of the more than 224 people who received services at the event participated in the Reach for the Stars art project, a quilt completed by the East Burnaby Quilters which "showcases the diversity and need of people living in extreme poverty in Burnaby,” said Wanda Mulholland of the task force.

Anyone wanting to donate to people living in extreme poverty can drop off items at Progressive Housing Society, 7836 6th St., Burnaby, 604-522-9669 ext. 317, or the Southeast Community Policing Office, behind Highgate at 7191 Arcola Way.

Items needed include warm coats, blankets and sleeping bags, feminine hygiene products, men’s underwear, one-zone transit tickets and tuna and crackers lunch-to-go packages.

Info: www.burnabyhomelesstaskforce.org.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Moscrop student coins winning design
 
Body found in Surrey identified
 
Drive-by shooting in Newton
Monday Night Magic returns to Mission
 
Adventists honour mayor, council
 
Faith and community help ease road to recovery
Lonely lifeguard
 
Orchids on sale
 
Big Bikers ride through town

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.