EDAS helps in times of need

To connect to the community and to live the vision that others should be helped in times of need, EDAS (Everybody Deserves a Smile).

To connect to the community and to live the vision that others should be helped in times of need, EDAS (Everybody Deserves a Smile).

The goal is to make 800 care packages this season and hand them out on the streets of Nanaimo, the Comox Valley and Victoria. A day of baking, decorating, painting, card making, and packaging for those homeless within our communities will be held in each community.

Comox Valley volunteers will gather Dec. 11 between noon and 5:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Recreation Hall on Dunsmuir Avenue.  Volunteers are asked to register and donate $15 each to help cover the cost of supplies by calling Chantal at 250-618-0054.

For others in the Comox Valley community, who would like to help with donations, consider dropping off, between Nov. 1 and Dec. 10 something from the following list:

• Woolen socks;

• Toques;

• Mitts;

• Scarves;

• Toothbrushes;

• Mini toothpaste;

• Soap;

• Cash donations;

• Gift certificates.

Drop off locations are Zocalo Café in Courtenay (250-331-0933),

Carmie’s Restaurant in Cumberland and Duduza Bed & Bath in Comox (250-339-1699).

For more information, contact Chantal at 250-618-0054 or  edasproject@hotmail.com.

EDAS is a registered not-for-profit society in the province of B.C. www.edas.ca.

— Everybody Deserves a Smile