I-Hos collecting for women and kids

The I-Hos Gallery is putting out a call for items needed by women and their children who will be spending the holiday season in Lilli House or Amethyst House, either because they are escaping violence or because they are recovering from addiction.

“My heart goes out to the women and children at this time of year,” said Ramona Johnson, I-Hos Gallery manager. “What can we in the community do to show we care? I know it’s a hard time of year to be asking but let’s do what we can.  No matter how big or small, as a community joining as one, it adds up.  For the rest of December and the month of January please drop off what you can at I-Hos Gallery. Comox Valley Transition Society has provided a list of items for us.”

Items that are needed include new toiletries, particularly deodorant and toothpaste, new socks and underwear in all sizes for women and children, journals, 2016 calendars, gift cards for local grocery and clothing stores, umbrellas and bus tickets.

Donated items can be dropped off at the I-Hos Gallery, 3310 Comox Rd. December hours are Sunday, 12-5 p.m., Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. In January the gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.