United Way North East Ontario is organizing an event that will provide winter clothing and footwear to older adults in need.
In its inaugural year, Keeping Seniors Warm will be accepting a total of 20 participants, referred through partner agencies, to take part in the shopping event. Each participant is paired up with a volunteer for their shopping appointment and given a $175 credit to buy winter necessities such as a winter coat, boots, accessories, and any items that will help keep seniors warm and safe over the cold winter months.
“We’re excited to be launching this initiative in the Nipissing region and help some of our community’s most vulnerable population,” says Cathy Seguin, Nipissing Community Engagement Coordinator for United Way. “With many older adults on fixed incomes, having proper footwear typically doesn’t fit in the budget. Keeping Seniors Warm can help ensure they have access to basic needs.”
Anyone interested in supporting older adults in North Bay is encouraged to donate here.
The event takes place on Saturday, November 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Giant Tiger on Algonquin Avenue.