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Donations sought for Homelessness Action Week

Donations are being sought for an outreach event as part of Homelessness Action Week in Burnaby Oct. 7 to 12.

“Unfortunately, Burnaby continues to have many vulnerable citizens who live in extreme poverty and homelessness," said Wanda Mulholland, community development coordinator for the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness. "There is a significant need for basic services and adequate housing in Burnaby.”

Creekside Community Church will host an event to gather supplies for those in need on Saturday, Oct. 6, 12 to 2:30 p.m. at West Burnaby United Church, 6050 Sussex

Avenue. There will be refreshments available for people as they drop off their donations.

The task force is hosting its seventh annual Burnaby Homeless Connect on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southside Community Church, 7135 Walker Ave.

Organizers will provide food, clothing, toiletries and access to crucial services to Burnaby citizens living with extreme poverty and homelessness.

They are seeking donations of warm blankets, winter clothing, men's underwear (sizes small, medium, large), hotel-sized toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, razors, feminine hygiene products, bars of soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes), one-zone transit tickets and tuna and crackers lunch-to-go packages.

Apart from the Creekside event, donations can be dropped off at Progressive Housing Society, 7836 6th St., Burnaby (604-522-9669 ext. 317) or the Southeast Community Policing Office behind Highgate Village, at 7191 Arcola Way.

Info: www.burnabyhomelesstaskforce.org.

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