Parksville Qualicum Beach area to participate Coats for Kids campaign

Numerous drop off locations will start accepting items on Oct. 9

Fall has officially set in and with it, the need for warmer clothing.

That’s why as of Oct. 9, the Rotary Club of Parksville AM, the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise and the Ballenas Rotary Interact Club will be accepting donations for their yearly Coats for Kids campaign.

It’s the 23rd year of the program, which distributes coats and winter items to kids in need during October and the first week of November.

Residents are encouraged to drop off new or gently used children’s winter clothing to donation boxes around the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.

The following locations will be accepting donations until Oct. 30 during business hours: Ballenas Secondary School, Springwood Elementary School, Oceanside Elementary School, Nanoose Bay Elementary School, Vancouver Island Regional Library, Parksville; P.V. Kiddie Kollege, Building Learning Together (BLT), Close to You Ladies Fashions, Island Cleaning Supplies, Quality Foods, Save on Foods, Thrifty Foods, Qualicum Beach Qualicum Foods, Arrowview Elementary School, Qualicum Beach Elementary School, Royal Bank Qualicum Beach, Qualicum Beach BMO, Leading Legers (Parksville), Coastal Community Credit Union Qualicum Beach, TD Trust Qualicum Beach,Infinity Print (Parksville) and CIBC Qualicum Beach.

— NEWS Staff

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