The Vancouver Island Technology Park (VITP) is proud to support The Charity Guys and their 2011 Coats for a Cause Campaign benefiting the Victoria Cool Aid Society! Notoriously females have been the designated “clothes horses” of a family but we all have those sweaters, coats and toques that we no longer wear and have allowed them to creep into back corners of our closets.  We are asking that you dig out your retired winter articles of all colours, sizes and fashion eras and drop them in the VITP front lobby so that we can help the Charity Guys and hopefully 1000’s of kids, teens and adults in Greater Victoria stay warm this winter! Not only are we offering you the opportunity to give back during the holiday season but also the incentive to clean out your closet!

We will be accepting donations all week until end of day Friday, December 2nd, 2011.  Please drop your donations in the large bin near Security.

About the Charity Guys:

The Charity Guys are nothing more than a group of middle-aged guys looking to make a difference in the community – that’s it. Though this may sound simple or generic, it is the basic premise for our being. We seek to help others and improve the well-being of our community. We feel that, as a group, we’ve been very blessed and privileged thus far, and we’d like to give back by raising the standard of living for those around us.

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.

The Victoria Cool Aid Society traces its origins to the Cool Aid Hostel, which was established over 40 years ago, on June 10, 1968, to provide short-term, emergency shelter to transient youth travelling the country. Today, Cool Aid operates a diverse range of social and health services for those in our community who are most vulnerable.

Nikki de Goey is the Manager of Culture and Corporate Relations at Vancouver Island Technology Park.

Need one more reason besides doing good for your community? How about so your family doesn’t nominate you for Hoarders based on your closet looking like this: