Sylvia Massey of Chemainus Harvest House, second left, with the gang from Coastal Community Credit Union.

Fundraiser for Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank

Donate clothing and household goods

Community members are invited to drop off gently used clothing and household items at Kinney Clothing, 2881 Mill St. in Chemainus, for the first-ever FUNDrive, going on from now until March 31.

The drive’s goal is to raise funds to support the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank. Acceptable donations include: clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, books and small household items, but no furniture.

Harvest House Food Bank communications volunteer Deb Mitchell noted it’s “a total win-win for everyone involved.

“It offers people the opportunity to purpose used clothing and household items. Items can be dropped off at Kinney Clothing in Chemainus where they will be weighed for money and distributed to thrift stores. The money collected from the weight of the donations is donated to Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank. Great event for our community.”

People are asked to phone the store first at 250-­246-­3541 before drop-off so staff can be at the back door when you arrive.

Events like FUNDrive help raise needed funds so there is food on the shelves to meet the needs of the community. All goods collected through the FUNDrive are sold to Savers, the parent company to thrift stores like Value Village, Unique, and Savers.

Every qualifying donation received is paid by the pound. In return, these items help keep their floors freshly stocked.

The Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank, incorporated in 2002, is a registered non-­profit charity operating as a food bank serving both Crofton and Chemainus. Applications for service take place at the food bank during posted hours.

Donations of food, produce or money can be made at the Chemainus Food Bank in the United Church basement on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m., Fridays from 10:30 a.m. till ­1:30 p.m., or at the Crofton food bank at the Warmland Centre on Joan Avenue on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. A tax receipt will be issued for $10 or more.

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