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Siloam Mission Receives Large Winter Clothing Donation

January 20, 2012 11:00 AM | News

Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street (HANDOUT)

A 19-year-old Winkler woman delivered an SUV full of winter clothing to Siloam Mission on Friday morning.

Tessa Janzen decided to help Winnipeg’s homeless by organizing a clothing drive at her workplace, Janzen Chevrolet. Customers, employees and family members contributed to the clothing drive by making donations to the SUV parked in the dealership’s showroom in December. The result? A vehicle packed to the brim with much-needed winter clothes.

“I just wanted to help people keep warm. I wanted to do something for the homeless, but we don’t really have those in Winkler,” Janzen said.

The month-long clothing drive will help the homeless cope with the city’s frigid temperatures. Siloam Mission says the donations come in at the perfect time, as winter temperatures have been adding to the hardships its clients face. Siloam has also been handing out toques, mittens, long underwear, jackets and boots.