The Society of Organized Services has received an early boost for one of its largest and dearest programs.
Every year, the SOS Caring for Kids at Christmas campaign faces the challenge of supplying gifts for teens. Most of us think of small children when donating gifts, which Cindy Hutchison of Pacific Spirit Wear in Qualicum knew.
An active community member, when Hutchison saw a contest by one of her suppliers, she immediately thought of the SOS. In celebration of ‘Bring Comfort to Your Community Day’ the Atlanta-based Boxercraft, makers of trendy lounge wear popular with teens, offered their distributors a chance to donate 700 clothing items to the non-profit charity of their choice.
“Part of the contest entry was to describe your charity,” Hutchison said. “I told them that SOS was so entrenched within the local communities that just about everyone I know has either volunteered, donated, or used one of their services! I can’t think of a more worthy recipient of this prize.”
And she won! But really, the teens of families needing the SOS Christmas program won.
For info on SOS programs call 250-248-2093 or visit www.sosd69.com.