City of Chestermere News

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Share the warmth during this year’s Jacket Racket Program

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Winter is coming and the snow, cold and freezing winds will be here in no time. Unfortunately, many individuals and families will be heading out to face the season without proper winter clothing, and that’s where the City of Chestermere’s Jacket Racket program can help.

This year is the fourth annual Jacket Racket program, a program that collects and then donates gently used winter gear like jackets, snow pants, socks, mitts, toques, boots and other winter outer wear, to families in need.

“Canadian winters can be long and cold. By providing warm winter wear to individuals and families who cannot afford new properly fitting winter gear, we can help ease the difficulty of the season,” said Paulette Tippe, Community Resource Worker from the City of Chestermere.

The program exists due to the generous donations from warm-hearted community members and even more donations will be needed this year.

Donations are being accepted until October 12, 2016. Drop off locations include schools in Chestermere, the Chestermere Library and the Recreation Centre. The items will be available for pick up on October 25 & 26, by appointment at City Hall. Donations will also be distributed in Langdon in partnership with the Langdon Community Church.

“Our team aims to connect residents with their basic needs and the Jacket Racket is one way to do that,” said Tippe. “We have seen a significant increase in the number of individuals and families requesting assistance this year, and we are hoping that we also see an increase in donations. Our goal is to help every individual requesting assistance.” she added.

For information about the program or to request assistance, contact the Community Resource Worker at 403-207-7081 or e-mail ptippe@chestermere.ca.

To view more about this program, click here.
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