With the cold winter months approaching the Rob Raham Team wants your help in collecting coats for kids of all ages and size on Saturday October 21st!
If you have any new or gently used coats, scarves, and hats just sitting at home bring them over from 1pm-4pm. The team will be at three different locations throughout Oakville: Nottinghill Gate Park in Glen Abbey, Grand Oak Park in Westmount, River Oaks Community Church.
We will be giving the collected coats to an Oakville charity called SafetyNet Children and Youth Charities. They will then sort through all the coats and any ones that are not wearable they will recycle them into various other things like cloths, and nothing goes to the landfill.
SafetyNet was started by Bill Shields when he moved to Oakville from Toronto in 2003 and he soon realized that this community was in need of assistance, and he wanted to be able to give back, since then SafetyNet has worked and helped over 2,500 families.
This children and youth charity offers a variety of services like tutoring where through the use of volunteers they can help children who are struggling with their schooling. Tutoring is provided one-on-one in their offices, an Education Assessment is first completed, and then a plan will be made to include a strategy on how best to assist the child/youth with their education.
Tutoring runs Mon-Fri from 4pm-7pm and Saturday 9:30am – 2:30pm.
Music Lessons is another great service SafetyNet offers, they believe “money should not be a barrier to enhancing and child’s musical talent”. Children/Youth can learn to play piano, guitar, violin, drums and even vocal instructions through their free one-to-one lessons. These lessons are each half an hour and they are at their Oakville Location.
And of course they also offer a Clothing Bank which runs all year around. It includes clothes for infants, children, youth, adult, and business suits for men and women re-entering the work force. SafetyNet offers these clothes free of charge but make sure to book an appointment before coming in.
So rummage your closet and your home to see if you have any gently used coats for kids this winter, the Rob Raham Team will be waiting for them October 21, see you there!