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Operation BundleUp aims to provide clothing to all homeless people

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DH Vancouver Staff Dec 31, 2013 8:18 am

Operation BundleUp, a new charity in the Lower Mainland, hopes to provide warm clothing to the 2,600+ homeless Vancouverites.

The “warm winter clothing drive” has made it easy for people to donate any extra winter clothing by “acting as a central collection point for a number [six] of great organizations throughout [the Lower Mainland].”

How Operation BundleUp works

  • Drop off warm winter clothing at any of the seven convenient drop-off locations;
  • Operation BundleUp picks up all the clothing and distributes it to one of the six organizations in need; the organizations then distribute the clothes directly to “Vancouver’s homeless”; and,
  • All money donated is used to purchase jackets and other clothing that’s required to be new (I.E. socks and underwear)

How Operation BundleUp started

The founders – Julian, Scott and JJ MacLean – started the organization to help the homeless during this holiday season after finding out “that it wasn’t really easy to make sure our warm clothing got to those most in need. There are a number of great charities… that collect these items, but it was difficult to know which organization needed what. We set up Operation BundleUp to act as a bridge between people who want to help, and the organizations who need it. We make it easy for the people of Vancouver to donate their new and gently-used winter clothing and get it to those in need.”

For more information about the drop-off locations and items that are needed, visit Operation BundleUp’s website, or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.

Feature image credit: Operation BundleUp’s Website

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