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Sweaters, sweaters, everywhere

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Presentation of the sweaters from downtown Sechelt to The Salvation Army Sunshine Coast Ministries left to right Cecilia Moonen, SDBA administrator, Sharon Wakefield, Bob Wakefield and Diane Brackett from Wakefield Jewellers, Dan Gory from The Lion’s Den and Matthew Hardman receiving the sweaters on behalf of The Salvation Army.

During the week of Feb. 2 to 9, businesses in Sechelt “turned down the heat” and collected sweaters.

This project was an initiative of Business Improvement Associations of British Columbia (BIABC) with the sponsorship of FortisBC. The Sechelt Downtown Business Association (SDBA) was challenged by BIABC to reach a goal of 15 local businesses involved with each collecting 12 sweaters.

The SDBA had 35 businesses involved including Trail Bay Centre Mall, and the total number of sweaters and other cold-weather items collected was 385, over double their goal. These items were presented to The Salvation Army Sunshine Coast Ministries, and will go to help less fortunate people to keep warm this winter.

Thanks to the many individuals who contributed sweaters and other warm items.

If you missed out, and still have sweaters to contribute, please drop them off at The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Sechelt.

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