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Porcupine Plain Group makes generous donations to homeless in Saskatoon

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December 5, 2017 at 8:14 am - Home, Local News
By Angie Rolheiser

Hundreds of care packages were delivered to the homeless and less fortunate in Saskatoon by a group from Porcupine Plain.

Karan Gendron along with a friend decided to get the group going and quickly had the communities support behind them

They collected three vehicles and u-haul trailer of donations according to Gendron.

“We went to the Lighthouse facility and we also went to the Friendship Center and then we went to the Crisis Nursery Center to drop off gift cards,” said Gendron. “If anyone is thinking of doing donations and stuff like that, the Crisis Nursery Center desperately need donations like cash of gift cards so that they can purchase things for each individual child.”

Gendron is encouraging others to take a look around their homes and look for anything they no longer use that may benefit someone else in need.

“When we pulled up to the Friendship Center, we did our drop off and we had the U-haul open and they were coming out asking for blankets and jackets so they were trying on jackets and they got to choose what blanket they want.”

Gendron and other volunteers also handed out sandwiches and cookies while they were there.

“One bad move or one bad choice and we could be in that situation and want them to know that there are people out there that still care about them and they are not alone,” said Gendron.

Winter jackets, blankets, toques, mitts, and scarves are the most needed items this time of year.

Gendron said that she plans to make this an annual initiative since the need for these items unfortunately does not go away.

PotashCorp is also urging communities to make donations to the Friendship Inn’s Fill the Plate campaign in December by matching donations up to $100,000.

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