CHESTERMERE – By chance are you preparing for the winter by cleaning out your closets, sorting through the reams of clothing you haven’t worn in 6 years? Rather than having to lean against the closet door to close it, try on this new initiative by Chestermere Community Services. Your closet hinges will thank you and so will some kids and adults in Chestermere.
Here’s what to do. If you have some new or gently used winter clothing for children or adults such as gloves, jackets, boots, toques or scarfs, drop them off at any one of the 14 bins around town. The bins are located at all of the schools in Chestermere, the Recreation Centre and Town Hall. “Many people may think Chestermere is an affluent community but there are many needy families who need some form of help from time to time” says Angela Normand, Community Resource Coordinator.
Distribution of the clothing will take place on October 15th, 17th and 19th at the old Sears store located at 110 Chestermere Station Way – next to Safeway. Doors are open from 5 PM to 8 PM. If you have left it to the last minute you can still drop off articles during these times as well. Pastor Evan Dewald and his wonderful volunteers from the Lake Ridge Community Church have generously donated their time to assist with the distribution of the clothing. If you require more information please call Angela at Community Services at 403-207-7060. This is the first year for the program in Chestermere and Normand said that if there were any leftover articles, they will be donated to the Inn from the Cold Society in Calgary.