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Winter wear for those in need

The Telus Community Ambassadors, along with Beyond 50 Magazine are holding their annual “Care for our Community” day at the city park on Saturday.

This is a chance for those in need to stock up on warm winter clothing and footwear that has been collected by community groups.

“We started this project about 12 years ago, and we’ve asked the community to donate gently used warm clothing.  And then we would come down here and hand it out,” says Laurel D’andrea, who is one of the ambassadors.

The group also served up a hot lunch of chicken pot pie at the Kelowna Gospel Mission.

“The response we’ve gotten has just been phenomenal… the community has been more than generous,” added D’andrea.

“We’ve had a pretty good turn out. We have a lot of items so we can definitely give away a lot more stuff and we definitely have more items than we need.“

Any leftover items will be picked up by feeder agencies such as the Salvation Army and the gospel mission.

The event runs until 2 p.m.

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