Hope Pharmasave has launched its Warm for Winter campaign supporting the Joshua Project.
Staff are collecting outerwear for the non-profit organization this year, which will be delivered monthly until spring.
“The goal is to support a need in the community,” said Sabine Keil, former owner of Hope Pharmasave. “Instead of just writing (homelessness) off as another problem, this is a proactive way to maybe make a difference. If you provide people with some of the essential survival needs, it will be a step to further their lives in other ways.”
Donation drop-off boxes are located inside Pharmasave near the cashier. Items requested include coats, boots, shoes and blankets.
Pharmasave has been supporting the Joshua Project since 2007 with donations of dry goods, clothing, cleaning supplies, mittens and hats. Last September, the local business collected and distributed over 1,000 pairs of socks.
The Joshua Project is run by community volunteers that provide free food and clothing to those in need. Everything handed out is donated or purchased with donated funds.
The Joshua Project is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. at the Northwest Harvest Church on Third Avenue.
For more information, visit www.hopepharmasave.com.