YSE Winter Clothing Drive, News (York-Simcoe Express)

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Oct 19, 2018 | YSE | 1753 views
YSE Winter Clothing Drive
On behalf of the York Simcoe Express Executives as the Director of Community Relations, I wanted to pass on my extreme gratitude to everyone who participated in the winter clothing drive over the last few weeks.  Jackie Tranter, a member of the Community Relations Committee and parent from the Atom team was the driving force behind this initiative and I thank her for that.  When I thanked Jackie she passed on her gratitude to not only everyone who donated, but also to those who helped collect, sort, and deliver the items.

When we unite together it demonstrates our ability to make a difference in other people’s lives.  In a short period of time the following quality used items were delivered to people who are very pleased.

147 – Children’s coats

40 - Children’s snow pants

49 - Children’s boots/ shoes

43 - Women’s coats

17 - Women’s boots/ shoes

66 - Men’s coats

21 - Men’s boots/ shoes


Total - 383 items plus 6 big bags of hats, mitts, scarves, hoodies, etc.

The Blue Door Shelter was thrilled to receive all of the donations, but due to lack of storage, they couldn’t take all the children’s winter coats. Approximately half the children’s coats stayed with the Blue Doors Shelter & the other half of the coats were donated to Blue Hill’s child & family centre.  Blue Hill’s was beyond excited to receive the donation as their clients are in desperate need of winter coats for the children.

Barb from the Blue Door Shelters and JoAnne & Ann from the Blue Hills wanted to pass along their gratitude to all the YSE families for their generosity.

The winter clothing drive was a huge success and I thank everyone for participating.


Community Relations Committee

Novice – Darren Burd (Committee Chair)

Minor Atom – Chris Murray

Atom – Jackie Tranter

Minor Peewee- Mikala Collins

Peewee – Wendy Vickerman

Minor Bantam – Nikki Coughlan

Bantam – Jen Sculthorp

Minor Midget – Caroline Wright

Midget – Kristen Langlois




Darren Burd