Our Winter Clothing Drive for 2019 was a huge success--we had more clothing donations than we could keep track of!
A huge thank you for offering a hand up to everyone who donated clothing during this year's Winter Clothing Drive, including our community partners:
Our Okotoks partners:
CIR Realty Okotoks
CD Bloom Studio
94 Take the Cake
Tribal Connection Market
RJ Sigurdson MLA Highwood
WarBaby Cosmetics (Calgary)
Florence Fashions (offering 100.00 off your new winter coat when you donate your gently used one)
Our Lethbridge Partners:
Ashcroft Master Builders (main office and show homes)
And so many exceptional participating community members!
We became members of Okotoks & District Chambers of Commerce.
Our fall fundraiser left us speechless, the support within the community, Town of Okotoks and from the Okotoks and District Chamber of Commerce was immeasurable and it allowed BCO to create a new level of awareness of those in need in our communities and how we are all connected, including the importance of seeing each other.
Our Christmas Feast fed 128 people, including 56 children, within 27 families. Every child had a present under the tree. So many supporters this season made this event the biggest act of kindness to date! Huge thanks go out to Okotoks Sobeys, Hallmark Does Hair, Pure Envy Salon, We Wash Windows, Pet Valu Okotoks, Okotoks Culture & Heritage, RBC, Excel Benefits Inc, iDental, The Eagle 100.9, Okotoks Western Wheel Newspaper, Linda (our Christmas angel for making stockings), our Calgary angel who made delicious treats, everyone who nominated a family in need (it's so important to look out for our neighbours during the holiday season), and all of our amazing volunteers who helped bring it all together and deliver the Christmas Feasts to each of our families.
We had an article in Okotoks Living magazine, creating more awareness for our local community of how we offer a hand up and our future aspirations for those in need.
We received an early Christmas present and got our official status as a Registered Charity!
And none of this could have happened without all the support we received from all of you, our volunteers and from our communities throughout Alberta! Thank you.
We have amazing plans for 2019, and we would love to have you join us!
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Happy New Year,
We are pleased to announce that this year's Winter Clothing Drive came in at a whopping 2227 pounds! Despite the economic downturn Albertans have struggled with this past year, our giving spirit is as strong as ever! We would like to thank all of our business partners and volunteers for their participation, and everyone who brought in clothes for the drive. Together, we were able to give a huge hand up to our fellow Albertans in this chilly winter weather. Thank you!
Our Winter Clothing Drive for 2016 has started!
We're excited to announce that you can drop off your new or gently used clothing items this holiday season at the following locations:
Chatters Salon Okotoks
ChaCha John's Fusion Kitchen
Fountain Tire Okotoks
Motion Fitness Okotoks
Ashcroft Homes Lethbridge
Noise Solutions Calgary
All Naturalizer Stores Alberta-Wide (Calgary, Lethbridge and Edmonton)
Hub International (Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Edmonton)
If you'd like to make a monetary donation to assist in the purchasing of new under and outer wear, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. BCO is a non-profit charity and all donations go directly to someone in need in your community. Thank you to everyone participating for helping to warm up the holidays!
We are a charitable organization based in Alberta, Canada. We are devoted to helping the homeless through various fundraising events, clothing and essentials drives, and our eventual goal is transitional housing.