Bissell Centre got a call from J’Lyn Nye from Corus Radio’s JOE FM! She wanted to know if Bissell would benefit from some donations of warm, winter clothes. I said, “Of course we could!” as our clients visit our Community Closet for their clothing needs – especially when it gets cold. When I asked her what had inspired her, she said that she was at home watching the news, when the idea came to her, “I must do something for Edmontonians who don’t have enough warm clothes!”
One idea, a couple calls, some on-air announcements and several tweets later the Corus lobby was full of donations.
More than ten bags of winter coats, sweaters, gloves, mitts, toques, scarves and so much more were delivered to us. A single thought from a person with a caring heart created a tremendous movement to provide warmth for those who are cold and often at risk for frostbite.
Bissell Centre is creating a movement to end poverty. We are partnering with individuals, businesses, schools and anyone who yearns to see all people housed, employed, and living a life where their basic daily needs – and more – are met.
Thank-you to J’Lyn, her co-host Gary, and the myriad of others who made this possible!