BURNABY –Windows of Hope, a community art project, is currently on display at the Bob Prittie Library.
Burnaby Homeless Connect is a
free, one-day event hosted annually in October by the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness. This event connects peo
ple who are living in extreme poverty and homelessness with essential goods and services.
In 2011 over 182 people received services at Burnaby Homeless Connect from 66 service providers and 64 volunteers. People accessed dental exams, eye exams, foot care clinic, blood pressure clinic, nurse practitioner, public health services, learning table, flu shots, hair cuts, make overs, outreach and additional professional services. People appreciated the donated clothing, comfort kits, games, door prizes and wonderful food.
Many people attending Burnaby Homeless Connect 2011 also participated in a community art project entitled Windows of Hope. “Participants artistically expressed their appreciation for services, their hopes and their urgent need for housing during a time when many are in dire straights struggling with extreme poverty and homelessness,” said Wanda Mulholland of the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness.
Windows of Hope is currently on display at the Bob Prittie Library at 6100 Willingdon Avenue during regular hours:
Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm
Saturdays 9am to 6pm
Sundays 1pm to 5pm
Anyone wishing to donate can drop off items at Progressive Housing Society, 7836 6th St Burnaby, 604-522-9669 ext 317or the Southeast Community Policing office behind Highgate at 7191 Arcola Way.
At this time there is a need for hotel toiletries – (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, razors, feminine hygiene products pads/tampons, bars of soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes); men’s underwear (sizes small, medium, large); one zone fare savers; and tuna and crackers lunch to go packages. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
For more information, people are invited to visit the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness website at www.burnabyhomelesstaskforce.org.