Thank You for Making Project Connect a Success!


Project Connect 2013 was a huge success! Hundreds of people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty from across the region came to the annual event. We wanted to take a moment to recognize the amazing volunteers, donors and service providers (in no particular order) for everything they’ve done to make Project Connect possible.


A Pet’s Life (dog food samples, various toiletries) Ÿ• Accent Inns (shampoo, razors, soap) •Ÿ Bosley’s (dog leashes, harnesses, other supplies) Ÿ• BC Ferries (many, many useful items – 9 boxes full!) Ÿ• Buckerfields (250 pounds of pet food) Ÿ• Cadboro Bay United Church  (gloves- 147 pairs) Ÿ• Capital Regional District (socks, razors and toothbrushes) Ÿ• Dixon Davis ($200,assorted toiletries) •Ÿ Dr. Mark Serfas (48 toothpastes) Ÿ• Edward Milne Secondary School (toothbrushes, toothpaste, assorted items) Ÿ• Esquimalt United Church (various toiletries, financial donation) Ÿ• First Metropolitan United Church ($500) •Ÿ First Unitarian Church of Victoria (hand-knit hats, scarves) •Ÿ Glenlyon Norfolk Senior School ( granola bars and toothpaste – 3000 items!) •Ÿ Grace Lutheran Church (250 razors, combs and sewing kits) Ÿ• Great Canadian Superstore Langford ($300 gift card) •Ÿ Island Blue Sidney (sign printing) Ÿ• Jubilee Pharmacy (at-cost pricing) •Ÿ Lambrick Park (nail clippers, lip balm, deodorant, razors) •Ÿ Market on Yates (100 cloth bags) •Ÿ Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (150 gloves) Ÿ• Oak Bay United (assorted toiletries) •Ÿ Penny Tennenhouse & Friends Ÿ• Real Canadian Superstore Langford ($300 gift card) Ÿ• Safeway at Fort/Foul Bay ($20 for bananas) •Ÿ St. Aidan’s United Church (50 shampoo, 50 shaving cream) •Ÿ St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Cathedral (juice boxes, socks, scarves and toques) •Ÿ St. Luke’s Anglican Church ($400 gloves, socks, toiletries, food) Ÿ• St Michaels University School (backpacks full of items, and more backpacks) •Ÿ St. Peter & St. Paul’s Anglican (toques, scarves, other) •Ÿ St. Philip’s Anglican Church (160 scarves, 128 toques) Ÿ• St. John the Divine (many toiletries, items of clothing, financial donation) •Ÿ Shaw Cable (toiletries and socks) Ÿ• Sysco (nanaimo bars) Ÿ• Thrifty Foods (300 cloth bags, loan of 2 tents) •Ÿ UVIC students (7 bags of clothing) Ÿ• Victoria Foundation (toothbrushes, toiletries, cloth bags, socks) •Ÿ Victoria Hospice (Cash donation, gloves, razors, deodorants) Ÿ• Victoria Raging Grannies (various toiletry and make-up items) Ÿ• Victoria Real Estate Board ($500) Ÿ• VIHA Dental Program – Community Dental Hygenists (500 toothbrushes) •Ÿ Walmart ($200 gift card) Ÿ• Il Terrazzo, Ten Acres/Pescatores, Sol Food (BBQ sponsors) Ÿ•

Thank you to the many unnamed or unknown people who dropped of items to help those in need in Greater Victoria.

Service Providers

Cool Aid REES •Ÿ Cool Aid Every Step Counts •Ÿ Elections BC Ÿ• Extreme Weather Protocol •Ÿ Carole James Constituency Office (ID Replacement) Ÿ• KPMG (Tax Prep) Ÿ• McKenzie Veterinary Services •Ÿ Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation Ÿ• Oasis Society for Spiritual Health •Ÿ Pacifica Housing •Ÿ PFLAG •Ÿ Recyclistas Community Bike Shop Ÿ• Society of Illicit Drug Users •Ÿ Umbrella Society •Ÿ University 101 •Ÿ VARCS •Ÿ Pamela Bethel Photography •Ÿ Social Inclusion Advisory Committee •Ÿ Cool Aid Shelters •Ÿ Street Nurses (Flu shots) •Ÿ Dandelion Society •Ÿ Action Committee of People with DisAbilities •Ÿ Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society Ÿ•Ÿ Together Against Poverty Society •Ÿ Alcoholics Anonymous Ÿ• Aboriginal Health •Ÿ Anawim House •Ÿ AIDS Vancouver Island Ÿ• Cool Aid Nurses •Ÿ GT Hiring Solutions Ÿ• John Howard Society •Ÿ Narcotics Anonymous •Ÿ Our Place •Ÿ St. Vincent de Paul •Ÿ Victoria Native Friendship Centre •Ÿ Adult Addictions Intake (Island Health) •Ÿ Men’s Trauma Centre •Ÿ Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre •Ÿ Vancouver Island Persons Living with AIDS/HIV Ÿ• Capitol City Lions Club (BBQ) •Ÿ South Island Nursing Footcare Associates Ÿ• Hair stylists from salons across Greater Victoria Ÿ•

Thank you to the many, many volunteers who helped us plan, prepare and put on Project Connect!

Take a look at what your hard work has done, here are a few snap shots from the event: Project Connect 2013

Thank you everyone! It’s great to see the community come together to help those experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty. Together we CAN end homelessness.

2 thoughts on “Thank You for Making Project Connect a Success!

  1. marlene renouf

    My son is currantly homeless in Victoria where can he go he is starting a job but has no place to live if you could help us we would be forever greatful

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