Stuffie Drive for refugee children

  • Dec. 7, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Scott Stanfield

Record staff

A young Courtenay woman has teamed with businesses, individuals and churches to organize a ‘Stuffie Drive’ for Syrian refugee children coming to B.C.

Tia Lawrence is collecting stuffed animals, hats, mittens and scarves of varying sizes. Drop box locations are at Courtenay Kia, Serious Coffee, Grains Bakery, Union Street Grill & Grotto, BCAA, Benino Gelato and MLA Don McRae’s office. North Island College students services is also accepting donations from students and faculty. Donation deadline is Dec. 16.

The items will be delivered to Vancouver organizations such as S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the Middle Eastern Friendship Society.

“I heard that 40 per cent of the refugees coming to Canada are children, which is a pretty huge number,” said Lawrence, 21. “I thought since most of us don’t have the opportunity to go to the mainland or other parts of the world that are helping, it would be nice for our community to get involved and do something.”

For more information visit the Facebook page dubbed Stuffie Drive. (on.fb.me/1OJlVnX)

Lawrence wishes to thank Sure Copy for printing flyers.

 

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