The Ottawa-based charity, which provides clothing for homeless people in Canada, is accepting donations of clothing and other items at its store in Victoria Park.
The charity is hoping to reach out to people who don’t have access to clothes and need help with clothing purchases.
“Clothing donation bin is our largest and most accessible collection of clothing,” said Catherine Hickey, who oversees the clothing donation bin at the cottagecore store in Ottawa’s downtown core.
“It’s a really great way to help our community in need and we are excited to help people find the clothes they need.”
Clothing donated to the cottage core store is displayed in front of a door at its Victoria Park store.
(CBC)The charity has about 300 staff members in Victoria and in Ottawa and has been working to expand the donation program since it opened its doors in October.
The donations range from clothing to footwear and baby clothing.
“We are just trying to make sure that the people who need it have it,” said Hickey.
“Our goal is to get a lot of people into our store, but if they don’t, we don’t know what to do.”
Clothes donated to cottagecore.ca are donated to homeless shelters in Ottawa.
(Courtesy of cottagecore)In addition to its clothing donation program, cottagecore offers the opportunity to donate a pair of socks or a blanket to a shelter.
Clothing donated to it is then delivered to a homeless shelter in Ottawa, which helps to cover the cost of its costs.
“The shelter can’t do the costs themselves, so they have to give it to a charity, and then they have a fund and then it’s distributed to people in need,” said John Beaudoin, a volunteer who is also a volunteer with cottagecore and has a large selection of donated items at the store.
Beaudoin said he hopes the donations will help people get on the right path and help them make the most of the time they have in the shelter.
“A lot of times, the shelters don’t even have clothing.
They don’t want to donate it, so the shelter is kind of the front-line of support for us,” said Beaudion.”
But that’s kind of where the clothes come in.”
Hickey said she has received several emails from people who want to volunteer in the clothing program.
“There are people who have said, ‘I’m interested, can you help me?
Can I come in to get my clothing?'” said Hicky.
Hickey is excited about the new program and is working to bring it to more people in the future.
“We want to be able to provide a safe space for people to have a place to go, a safe place to shop, to go to the store, to make purchases,” said Shelly.