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Backpacks of Love needs your help

'We need the community of North Bay’s generosity'
The Compassionate Committee for the Homeless in North Bay was created in February 2021, and based on research conducted, the Backpacks of Love campaign was born.

The Compassionate Committee for the Homeless in North Bay is producing Backpacks of Love filled with donated essential items. 

"We need the community of North Bay’s generosity!" says a news release.

Donated items will be accepted at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption, 480 McIntyre St. W. (at the garage location across the street from the church) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

New items needed include:

Sturdy backpacks/duffle bag                                   6 pk of socks - light & heavy                       

Silver emergency blanket (not regular                    Sun hats/ball caps

blankets)                                                                  Reusable water bottles

Deodorant                                                                Sunscreen (cream only) 

Small hairbrushes (not combs)                                Travel size shampoo/conditioner in one

Tarp                                                                          Feminine hygiene products

Toilet paper                                                               Insect repellent (cream only)      

Towelettes/wipes                                                      Rain poncho                     

Toothbrush                                                                Toothpaste

Lip balm                                                                    Travel size body wash                   

Hair elastics for ladies                                                                         

Monetary donations are gratefully accepted by cash or e-transfer at email address: [email protected]

For more information about the Backpacks of Love, please contact Leah at 705-472-5687.