Sweaters will make a difference

Women's Institute Sweater collection campaign for Syrian refugees a success.

Thank you to all who participated in the wonderful project of a sweater collection for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Rock Creek and area collected 120 sweaters and, added to the total of 279 in Osoyoos, we were able to ship 399 sweaters.

We wish to thank Carol of Christian Valley Service for being the collection drop-off point, as well as Pat of Rags, Relics and Rutabagas for spreading the word. All this was accomplished with just three week’s notice.

We wish to also thank Home Hardware in Osoyoos for accepting and delivering the boxes of sweaters to Winnipeg free of charge where they will be shipped in a container to Jordan.

Thank you everyone. You have made a difference in someone else’s life this winter.

Delores McNee, Osoyoos

Secretary, Kettle River District Women’s Institute