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Homeless Connect - Letter to Donors

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Today we are excited to share with you this opportunity to participate in a Homeless Connect event held at MacDonald Island Park on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. As part of the RMWB’s Housing First Initiative the Housing First partners in this community are hosting an annual event to connect homeless, near homeless and recently housed individuals to a variety of service providers.

We are encouraging various agencies and businesses in the Wood Buffalo Region to have a booth to deliver awareness of the services available to these individuals and families within the municipality.

Upon arrival each attendee will be given a back pack and a passport card. They would then visit with the various Service Providers where they would receive helpful information, be given an item to place in their backpack and have their passport card stamped. By the end of the event each attendee will be equipped with much needed information and items to help prepare them for the winter. Once the passport is complete it would then become a ballot for draw prizes.

We would like you to be one of the community donors for this event and are requesting for a donation of one type of item to add to the 100 backpacks, as well as door prizes from the list below:

Body Protection:

  • Gloves / Mittens
  • Hand & Feet Warmers
  • Lip balm
  • Pocket Bandaids
  • Scarves / Socks / Toques

Food Items:

  • Coffee / Fast food Cards
  • Granola / Cereal / Breakfast bars
  • Gums / Mints / Candy
  • Snack Bags / Chips
  • Water Bottle / Juice Boxes


  • Band-Aids
  • Lanyards
  • Mini Flashlights
  • Pocket notebooks/pen
  • Wallets

Personal Hygiene:

  • Deodorant / Soap / Shampoo
  • Hair brush / Combs
  • Hand wipes / Pocket tissues
  • Nail clippers
  • Tooth brush / Tooth Paste

Door Prizes:

  • Gift cards
  • Haircuts
  • Meal Certificates
  • Monthly bus pass
  • Movie Passes

To make a donation please contact:
Terri Turner of Choices Association of Fort McMurray
Phone: 780.791.3009 or Email at

Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to your participation in this community initiative.
For more information on the homeless initiative please see the link below:

Yours in community,

Homeless Connect Wood Buffalo