Siloam Mission is the recipient of hundreds of donated winter coats, blankets, gloves, socks and neck warmers.
Peerless Garments made the brand new clothing donation to the Winnipeg homeless shelter on Tuesday after hearing the urgent call for items.
“Our family understands the hardships of poverty and now we are in the position to make a difference,” said owner Mohamed El Tassi. “I am inspired by the recent grand opening of Siloam’s podiatry room. Health professionals used their talents to make this happen. I wanted to use my resources to give back and now I challenge others within our community to also use their skills and talents to serve those who need it most.”
Mike Beauregard, Siloam’s director of development, said the cold snap is having an impact on its clients.
“The demand is heavy and we are going through donations fast. We continue to urgently need items like mittens, gloves, long johns, and socks.”