Christmas Dream campaign needs warm clothes, cash

A Christmas Dream still needs donations of warm clothes and money to help local homeless people this Christmas.

A Christmas Dream still needs donations of warm clothes and money to help local homeless people this Christmas.

Campaign co-ordinator Marie McCooey and her co-workers at Re/Max Ocean Pacific Realty are accepting donations of cash or warm winter goods like coats, blankets and footwear for the Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society until Christmas.

“It bothers me that people have nowhere to live,” said McCooey. “It’s our aim to help people who are homeless.”

Dawn to Dawn provides medical and dental services and basic care through its Care-A-Van to the Valley’s homeless population.

Cash donations will help with the onboard opthamologist and dental services the van provides, explained McCooey, who said she was first made aware of the Care-A-Van program through a family friend who works in the van.

McCooey said every penny donated goes directly to the society and while she hasn’t received any donations of winter goods yet, she has received a couple of cash donations.

And she just sent out letters to previous donors about a week ago so she’s hoping corporate sponsors who helped support the A Christmas Dream in previous years will again contribute to their campaign.

As for donations of winter goods, McCooey said Ocean Pacific Realty hopes Comox Valley residents will drop off some gently used items before Christmas is here.

“Anything that’ll keep people warm would be much appreciated,” said McCooey.

Donations can be dropped off at either Ocean Pacific Realty locations located at 282 Anderton Rd. in Comox or 2230A Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay.

For more information, call Marie McCooey at Re/Max at 250-339-2021 or 250-334-9900.

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