What? Initiative STUFF THE BUS
When? Until December 13th
Why? Donate warm clothes for Union Gospel Mission
This is the second year when initiative of Royal Arch Masonic Home (RAMH) reached Champlain Heights neighbourhood roads again. Stuff The Bus is the initiative which helps donated items to be delivered to the locations in need.
A few years ago Director of Recreation and Volunteer Services at RAMH Corinne Verwey noticed that many seniors and families in the Champlain Heights neighbourhood would like to donate warm clothes, blankets and other helpful winter items. However, most of them did not have transport to deliver the donations to the place where they were needed. Therefore, Stuff The Bus initiative has been a valuable solution for all the community members and organizations which collect donated items.
This year as well as the last year Lupii café team encourage community members to bring donations to our place. All kind and size warm sweaters, jackets, blankets, hats, gloves and all the other clothes items which might help staying warm are really valuable for Union Gospel Mission (UGM) members. Sometimes small sensibility empower to make a huge difference. The given compassion through the donated clothing will worm up not only UGM member body, but also his/her soul. Union Gospel Mission is helping transform communities by overcoming poverty, homelessness and addictions.
Last year in a partnership with Lupii café and Champlain Heights Annex (Elementary School) there were more than 20 large bags of gently worn warm clothing donated for the Union Gospel Mission. In 2015 during the campaign Stuff The Bus as well delivered 638 pounds of non-perishable food items to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, 15 dog beds and 80 packages of dog food for the SPCA’s Pet Food Bank.
Until December 13th during Lupii café working hours, we will be glad to collect your donations. The most needed item is warm socks.
Of course, at Lupii café you are always welcomed to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, have a pleasant chat with other neighbours or Lupii community members. Look through your wardrobe and drop by for a joyful chat. All donated items will be accepted and appreciated!