CCA accepting donation for Undercover Project

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404 May Street North, Thunder Bay, ON(View Map)
  • Event Type
    Other Events
  • Event Start
    November 19, 2019
    3:00 pm
  • Event End
    November 23, 2019
    10:00 pm

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What then is the UNDERCOVER Project? Why is the project so important to the Thunder Bay Community?

The UNDERCOVER Project provides 7 pairs of NEW socks and underwear to children in need, age 4 – 14 years. This project was undertaken when it brought to the attention of Community Clothing Assistance that children were going to school without these bare necessities. With these items, the children experienced greater comfort and more confidence among their peers.

Statistics state, over 63,000 children and youth in Canada often grow up in difficult circumstances. This trauma is amplified when the sense of isolation sinks in, children become withdrawn due to the inability to have a stable life and afford basic necessities like socks and underwear, something most of us take for granted. In Thunder Bay itself, close to 2000 children are living on or below the poverty line, reflecting there is a great need for community involvement in addressing this critical need.

The main goal of the UNDERCOVER Project is to have happy children who are self-confident, that can fully engage in their community and school environments while feeling comfortable and accepted without shame or stigma of not having basic necessities of life.

CCA aims to stand in the gap and contribute its manpower, volunteer help and donated financial resources to assisting in this important yet often overlooked cause. 100% of all money raised or donated goes towards providing children in need with a glimmer of hope, comfort & reassurance, helping them gain confidence and happiness, this forms a base for their future behavior and life perception values. The children will remember the communities’ generous contributions in return empowering them to one day themselves, contribute towards making a difference in the life of a child in need!

Vouchers for a week’s supply of socks and underwear are distributed through the Christmas Cheer Foundation and volunteers provided by the UNIFOR Local 229 Women’s Committee. This year the vouchers will be handed out on December 17th and 18th between 9 am – 7 pm at the CLE Coliseum. They are redeemable at the Community Clothing Assistance store location for 8 months from December 1st to the end of July, the following year.

Since 2007, the UNDERCOVER Project has provided NEW socks and underwear for nearly 11,000 under privileged children. The budget for 2019 is $44,150 and we hope the community will help us with this endeavor by providing their support financially, with purchases of socks and underwear or by giving their time.

The Distribution Center is located at 404 North May St., and is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Please contact us under this number: (807) 474-3582 and admin@clothingassistance.com.

We welcome any help for this valuable service to the most vulnerable of our community.

Thank you!

CCA – Undercover Donation Bin Locations Around the City:

Bay Credit Union-Apple Branch: 142 Algoma St. S., Thunder Bay, ON

Bay Credit Union-Apple Branch: 406 Cumberland St. N., Thunder Bay, ON

Copperfin Credit Union: 318 Syndicate Ave. S., Thunder Bay, ON

Copperfin Credit Union: 955 Alloy Dr., Thunder Bay, ON

Copperfin Credit Union: 318 Syndicate Ave. S., Thunder Bay, ON

CIBC Branch & ATM: 1101 West Arthur St. Thunder Bay, ON

CIBC Branch & ATM: 1038 Memorial Ave., Thunder Bay, ON

CIBC Branch & ATM: 788 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay, ON

CIBC Branch & ATM: 127 West Arthur St., Thunder Bay, ON

CIBC Branch & ATM: 2 Cumberland St. S., Thunder Bay, ON

Northern Credit Union: 560 Arthur St. W., Thunder Bay, ON

Northern Credit Union: 581 Red River Rd. #101, Thunder Bay, ON

Ukrainian Credit Union Limited: 697 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay, ON

Ultimate Gymnastics: 977 Alloy Dr. #11-13, Thunder Bay, ON

Canada Games Complex: 420 Winnipeg Ave., Thunder Bay, ON

Southside Fitness: 325 Archibald St. S., Thunder Bay, ON

Push Fitness: 406 Fort William Rd., Thunder Bay, ON

Pioneer Ridge Nursing: 750 Tungsten St., Thunder Bay, ON

Roseview Manor: 99 Shuniah St., Thunder Bay, ON

Isabella CHARTWELL: 1350 Isabella St. E., Thunder Bay, ON

CHARTWELL Hilldale: 309 Hilldale Rd., Thunder Bay, ON

CHARTWELL Arundel: 770 Arundel St., Thunder Bay, ON

Paterson Court: 148 N. May St., Thunder Bay, ON

55 Plus Centre: 700 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay, ON

Pope John Paul II: 205 S. Franklin St., Thunder Bay, ON

Westmount Public School: 120 W. Begin St., Thunder Bay, ON

St. Jude School: 345 Ogden St., Thunder Bay, ON

St. Anne School: 1130 Georgina Ave., Thunder Bay, ON

Patterson Court: 148 N. May St. Apt 408, Thunder Bay, ON

Kuhl Lighting: 1082 Memorial Ave., Thunder Bay, ON

SuperStore: 600 Harbour Expy., Thunder Bay, ON

City of Thunder Bay: City Clerks – 500 Donald St. E., Thunder Bay, ON

Government on Red River Road: 188 Red River Rd., #206A, Thunder Bay, ON

Balmoral Park Acura: 868 Copper Cre., Thunder Bay, ON

Infrastructure Ontario & MNR: 435 James St. S., Suite 301, Thunder Bay, ON

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