Donation drive a huge success

  • Jan. 8, 2014 12:00 p.m.

A group of volunteers in Skidegate collected more than 100 boxes of donated items for the community of Anaham last week, including 90 winter jackets. “It went overwhelmingly well,” said Denise Husband. “People were extremely generous and happy to be doing it.” Ms Husband and other volunteers organized the donation drive to help the remote interior community, located about an hour west of Williams Lake. Children in Anaham desperately need warm jackets, boots, books and toys, she said. The challenge now, Ms Husband said, will be getting the donations to Anaham. A trucking company had offered free transportation, she said, but the volunteers received so many more boxes than expected that they will have to find more room on trucks.

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