White Rock clothing drive to benefit women affected by violence – Peace Arch News

A clothing drive to mark Violence Against Women Prevention Week (April 10-16) is underway in White Rock, and there are a handful of locations set up to accept donations.

The Women’s Violence Prevention Clothing Drive is hosted by White Rock RCMP Victim Services in partnership with the Sources Women’s Centre, Sources Community Resource Centers and the City of White Rock.

Until April 22, donations of new and gently used women’s clothing and accessories are sought, to help women who have experienced domestic and gender-based violence get back on their feet.

Donation bins have been placed at the White Rock RCMP Detachment (15299 Pacific Avenue), the White Rock Community Center (15154 Russell Avenue) and the Kent Street Activity Center (1475 Kent Street) .

Necessary items include comfortable shoes; new underwear and socks; slightly used or new bras; rainwear and light jackets; unopened toiletries and personal hygiene products.

In addition, a drive-thru and information kiosk will be set up at the detachment on April 13th. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, Victim Services staff and volunteers will be on hand to accept donations and provide information on gender-based violence prevention, referrals for community programs, and referrals. resources that help women’s resilience and empowerment.

All items collected at the drive should be donated to the Sources Women’s Place clothing exchange program and distributed as needed throughout the community.

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