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) • Accent Inns (shampoo, razors, soap) • Bosley’s (dog leashes, harnesses, other supplies) • BC Ferries (many, many useful items – 9 boxes full!) • Buckerfields (250 pounds of pet food) • Cadboro Bay United Church (gloves- 147 pairs) • Capital Regional District (socks, razors and toothbrushes) • Dixon Davis ($200,assorted toiletries) • Dr. Mark Serfas (48 toothpastes) • Edward Milne Secondary School (toothbrushes, toothpaste, assorted items) • Esquimalt United Church (various toiletries, financial donation) • First Metropolitan United Church ($500) • First Unitarian Church of Victoria (hand-knit hats, scarves) • Glenlyon Norfolk Senior School ( granola bars and toothpaste – 3000 items!) • Grace Lutheran Church (250 razors, combs and sewing kits) • Great Canadian Superstore Langford ($300 gift card) • Island Blue Sidney (sign printing) • Jubilee Pharmacy (at-cost pricing) • Lambrick Park (nail clippers, lip balm, deodorant, razors) • Market on Yates (100 cloth bags) • Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (150 gloves) • Oak Bay United (assorted toiletries) • Penny Tennenhouse & Friends • Real Canadian Superstore Langford ($300 gift card) • Safeway at Fort/Foul Bay ($20 for bananas) • St. Aidan’s United Church (50 shampoo, 50 shaving cream) • St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Cathedral (juice boxes, socks, scarves and toques) • St. Luke’s Anglican Church ($400 gloves, socks, toiletries, food) • St Michaels University School (backpacks full of items, and more backpacks) • St. Peter & St. Paul’s Anglican (toques, scarves, other) • St. Philip’s Anglican Church (160 scarves, 128 toques) • St. John the Divine (many toiletries, items of clothing, financial donation) • Shaw Cable (toiletries and socks) • Sysco (nanaimo bars) • Thrifty Foods (300 cloth bags, loan of 2 tents) • UVIC students (7 bags of clothing) • Victoria Foundation (toothbrushes, toiletries, cloth bags, socks) • Victoria Hospice (Cash donation, gloves, razors, deodorants) • Victoria Raging Grannies (various toiletry and make-up items) • Victoria Real Estate Board ($500) • VIHA Dental Program – Community Dental Hygenists (500 toothbrushes) • Walmart ($200 gift card) • Il Terrazzo, Ten Acres/Pescatores, Sol Food (BBQ sponsors) •
Thank you to the many unnamed or unknown people who dropped of items to help those in need in Greater Victoria.
Cool Aid REES • Cool Aid Every Step Counts • Elections BC • Extreme Weather Protocol • Carole James Constituency Office (ID Replacement) • KPMG (Tax Prep) • McKenzie Veterinary Services • Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation • Oasis Society for Spiritual Health • Pacifica Housing • PFLAG • Recyclistas Community Bike Shop • Society of Illicit Drug Users • Umbrella Society • University 101 • VARCS • Pamela Bethel Photography • Social Inclusion Advisory Committee • Cool Aid Shelters • Street Nurses (Flu shots) • Dandelion Society • Action Committee of People with DisAbilities • Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society • Together Against Poverty Society • Alcoholics Anonymous • Aboriginal Health • Anawim House • AIDS Vancouver Island • Cool Aid Nurses • GT Hiring Solutions • John Howard Society • Narcotics Anonymous • Our Place • St. Vincent de Paul • Victoria Native Friendship Centre • Adult Addictions Intake (Island Health) • Men’s Trauma Centre • Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre • Vancouver Island Persons Living with AIDS/HIV • Capitol City Lions Club (BBQ) • South Island Nursing Footcare Associates • Hair stylists from salons across Greater Victoria •
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.