All Sunova Credit Union branches will be accepting personal hygiene items and tea for Siloam Mission until July 8.
The supply drive has an emphasis on toothpaste, tea, and tampons, all personal hygiene items and cash donations.
“After touring the mission, we were inspired to get involved in a larger way,” said Vanessa Foster, director of marketing for Sunova.
“The staff at Siloam told us that they’re always struggling for donations of feminine hygiene products. This supply drive is our way of bringing a bit of awareness to that need, as well as helping to collect items to keep the mission’s clients healthy and comfortable this summer.”
Manitoba medical students, resident doctors and full-time physicians will lend a hand at Siloam Mission today.
As part of national Resident Awareness Week, the medical profession is pitching in at the Winnipeg homeless shelter by helping in the kitchen, sorting donations and helping with financial contributions.
Resident Awareness Week is a national campaign that takes place each year in February to help raise awareness of the important contribution that residents make to the health of communities in Canada.
Siloam Mission is now accepting Canadian Tire money in the form of donations.
The Winnipeg homeless shelter has partnered with Canadian Tire on the initiative, who will match all donations to fight poverty and homelessness up to $5,000.
“We were looking for a new and unique way to connect with our community while still maintaining our giving mandate when it comes to Canadian Tire money,” said Jay Crowley, of the Vermillion Road store in Winnipeg.
“We are so impressed with the work being done at Siloam Mission, we felt it would be a good fit for the program.”