_ (press release) _ (Ottawa) - The Ottawa Police Service is partnering with the Ottawa Youth Services Bureau to provide warm clothing for youth this winter.
“Cold weather is already upon us and unfortunately there are youth on our streets without warm clothing,” said Christine Drummond from the Youth Services Bureau. “That’s why we are asking the community for help in providing this basic necessity.”
Starting today, Operation Sub Zero will collect adult clothing for young men and women until December 15.
“Young men and women are some of the most vulnerable members of our community, so we are happy to be part of this initiative to ensure they have proper clothing for the cold weather,” said Constable Andrew Wightman, with the Ottawa Police.
Donations of new or used but still in good condition coats, sweaters, boots, socks, hats, mitts and scarves can be dropped off at select Ottawa Police stations 474 Elgin Street, 211 Huntmar Road and 3343 St-Joseph Blvd.
The winter clothing will be distributed by the Youth Services Bureau to clients.
Help make #OperationSubZero a success and help youth in need this winter.