Holiday Gift List 2013

It’s become an annual tradition here at the Coalition, each year we put together a list of things we’d like to receive this holiday season. Think about it… these gifts could END homelessness!

  • $55+ million dollars of capital funding to create the supported housing and rental supplements on the Priority Housing Project List
  • 1,500 additional units of affordable housing in Greater Victoria – keeping those at-risk of homelessness housed
  • Housing suited to the needs of Greater Victoria’s diverse population, including: youth, Aboriginals, seniors and families

If we can’t have our ‘big ticket’ items, these are a few things it would be great to have in the mean-time:

  • A cozy bed for everyone – no one should have to sleep outside or in the cold
  • Warm clothes (jackets, mitts, toques and scarves) for those spending too much time outside.
  • Winter shoes and woolly socks – wet cold feet are a serious problem for those without a home (steel toed boots for those trying to re-enter the work force!)
  • Three nutritious and delicious meals a day for everyone in Greater Victoria who can’t afford to provide one for themselves.