Random Act of Kindness Salmon Arm founder Michelle Eddy and her daughter Elyssa Eddy collect back-to-school donations for the women’s shelter at Save On Foods. By 11 a.m. her pickup truck was almost full. She is hoping for a similar response on Sept. 6

Kindness initiative to help shelter

A donation drive will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6 to support the SAFE Society’s Women’s Emergency Shelter.

It’s time once again to perform an act of kindness.

Michelle Eddy and her Random Acts of Kindness Facebook group is holding a donation drive on Sunday, Sept. 6 to support the SAFE Society’s Women’s Emergency Shelter.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Save On Foods.

“The focus for this donation drive is to help prepare the children and families for the new school year,” she writes. “As most of us know, starting a new school year can be costly and stressful. Imagine having to do so, while living in a state of transition, and relying on the donations of others to provide for yourself and your children, no matter what the circumstance.”

She would like residents to share the information with friends and family.

“Last time we had great success and filled my big blue truck! Let’s see how much my truck can hold!”

The start of the wish list is as follows: diapers, wipes, juice boxes, granola bars, fruit/applesauce cups, rice, cereals (hot and cold), condiments (mayo, mustard, ketchup, etc), toilet paper, paper towels, crackers, salad dressing, school snacks, fruit snacks/dried fruit, sandwich bags, insulated lunch bags, backpacks (for all genders and age groups), reusable water bottles, peanut butter, jams, honey, canned tuna or salmon and pudding cups with more items to be listed as ideas come in.

 

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