Get Warm Project

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 — 12:56pm PST
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Back in 2008 locals organized themselves through Twitter, emptied their closets, and formed an impromptu warm clothing drive called “Tweetup Heatup“. Many saw the snow and frost around them and instantly thought of those on our streets, out in the cold. The forecast is calling for our coldest winter in 20 years and once again that means that the situation will be dire for our community’s 2,600 homeless. This year, the new Get Warm Project, isn’t wasting any time and they’re out to offer support for the next four months.

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Photo credit: PiscesDreamer on Flickr

From November 2011 until February 2012 the Get Warm Project will be collecting coats, blankets, and other warm clothing by way of donation boxes throughout Metro Vancouver. The items will be picked up bi-weekly and distributed by the Union Gospel Mission to those in need.

Schools, offices, and businesses can sign up to host a donation box by contacting the Get Warm Project by emailing Sara McKenna (sara[at] or Krista McKenna (krista[at] for more details. Participating businesses will be listed online at the beginning of the month.

Read more about the initiative by following the Get Warm Project on Facebook or Twitter.

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