Provincial Long Term Care gives back by hosting multiple clothing drives for Syrian refugees
Provincial Long Term Care (PLTC) homes are collecting new and gently used clothing to be provided to the distribution center in Toronto for Syrian refugees.
“Canada is expecting to welcome thousands of Syrian refugees in the coming months and as all Canadians know our winters come with bone chilling (encounters of) wind. This is a time of year the refugees will need clothing and we will do our best to help,” says Christine Ozimek, CEO of Provincial Long Term Care. “This year with so many immigrants coming into Canada the clothing distribution will be strained by an already overwhelming need of clothing for existing low income families.”
Canada’s Immigration Office has identified clothing distribution centers. In Ontario, New Circles is the clothing donation office. They are located in Toronto at 161 Bartley Avenue. The clothing dropped off at PLTC's long-term care homes will be picked up throughout January and delivered to the New Circles drop off for distribution to refugees and other needy families.
“Any effort on our behalf to collect new and gently used clothing in the communities will benefit everyone,” mentioned Ozimek. “We want to do our part to help. These people have faced great hardships and maybe we can make a difference in being able to provide them clothing, especially during winter.”
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