With the cold winter months fast approaching, the Rob Raham Team will be hosting our annual Coats for Kids event and we want your help in collecting coats for kids of all ages and sizes.
If you have any new or gently used coats, scarves and hats that haven’t been worn in a while, bring them over to Nottinghill Gate Park in Glen Abbey on Sat. Oct. 19 from 1-4pm. Our team will also accept any gently-used adult-sized coats. All kinds of winter clothing donations are greatly appreciated.
This year, our team is partnering once again with a wonderful local charity called SafetyNet Children and Youth Charities. Last year, SafetyNet provided over 400 coats to families in need.
SafetyNet was started by Bill Shields after he moved to Oakville from Toronto in 2003. He soon realized that this community was in need of assistance and he wanted to be able to give back. Since then, SafetyNet has helped more than 2,500 local families. They have also assisted many of the Syrian refugees coming to Canada by providing them with clothes and diapers.
After the Rob Raham Team collects all the coats, they will be given to SafetyNet where they will be sorted by size, age and gender. No piece of clothing will go to waste. Clothing items that are not wearable will be recycled into other usable items such as cloth.
Families in need of winter clothes can head over to SafetyNet’s location at 1317 Speers Rd. by appointment and get fitted for clothes free of charge.
This charity offers a variety of other services including tutoring, where volunteers help children who are struggling with their schooling.
Music lessons are another of the great services that SafetyNet offers. Children and youth can learn to play piano, guitar, violin, drums and take vocal instruction through free one-to-one lessons.
So rummage through all the closets in your home to see if you have any gently used coats for kids this winter. Our team will be waiting for you!