Donation boxes will be available this week in the front lobby near the security desk, one for clothes and one for nonperishable food/supplies.

Once again VITP is proud to support “The Charity Guys” in their 2013 Coats for a Cause campaign benefitting the Victoria Cool Aid Society. We ask that you raid your closets for any old or un-used winter articles in any color, shape or size! They can be dropped off in the VITP front lobby to help out the Charity Guys and hopefully thousands of children, teens and adults in the Greater Victoria area who so desperately need warm winter clothing and accessories.

We will be accepting donations for Coats for a Cause until the end of the day on Friday, November 29th.  

VITP will also have a donation box available for nonperishable food items and household supplies for the Victoria Mustard Seed. This organization is the largest food bank on Vancouver Island and is in desperate need of food and supplies every year, especially in the winter months. Any donation is a good one, so please sift through your drawers and pantries and donate a few items to those people who need it most. Some of the more consistently needed items include peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, canned fish, bulk pastas, baby food and diapers.

We will be accepting donations for the Mustard Seed until the end of the day on Wednesday, December 18th.

Donation bins will be set up in the VITP front lobby, so spread the word and make your contributions today! We are collecting a little bit of everything, so we welcome any of your donations!

About the Victoria Cool Aid Society:

The Victoria Cool Aid Society has been building hope, lives and community in the Capital Region for over 40 years, since 1968, through a wide range of programs including supported housing, community health and dental services, emergency shelter, mental health and employment services, and the Downtown Community Centre. Cool Aid focuses its services for adults who are homeless or in need of help and provides assistance to over 10,000 individuals every year.

About the Victoria Mustard Seed:

The Mustard Seed is a non-profit organization fighting hunger and restoring faith in Greater Victoria. We provide many crucial services for any and all people in need. From food to friendship, we aim to meet the physical, relational, and spiritual needs of the whole person. We have an active weekday drop-in centre that offers all sorts of services such as chapel, hair cutting, nursing, a clothing bank, access to home starter kits, and more. We regularly serve weekend meals and offer a host of other weekend activities. We run the largest Food Bank on Vancouver Island, providing nutritious hampers to our neighbours in need throughout the week. Our skilled staff offer advocacy, counseling, addictions recovery, and many other resources.