Snow is starting to fall, which means winter is almost here. Winters in Haliburton County can be long and cold. Having the right winter gear can make it much more bearable.
An initiative of SIRCH Community Services, Share the Warmth helps families and seniors stay warm by distributing free winter coats and winter wear.
Earlier in October 2019, SIRCH hosted two Share the Warmth Give Away Days. At those two events, 103 winter coats, 104 pairs of mitts, 42 hats, 15 scarves, 14 sweaters, 10 pairs of snow pants, 9 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of boots, and 1 pair of slippers, were distributed to members of the community.
“Thanks to the generosity of the people of Haliburton County, we were able to extend Share the Warmth later into the season,” said Margee Shelly, Program Coordinator at SIRCH Community Services. “The generous donations of clean coats, snow pants, and other winter clothing make a huge difference in a person’s life during the long winter in the Highlands.”
If you are in need of a winter coat or other winter clothing, two additional Share the Warmth Give Away Days are coming up:
- Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 19 Invergordon Ave, Minden
- Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at SIRCH Central, 2 Victoria Street, Haliburton
All winter wear items are free of charge. There will also be coffee and hot chocolate available.