Finning Canada Collect Coats for Connect Day 2018

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2018-2019 UWNBC Corporate Campaign Partners

Left to right: Natasha Visona, EH&S Coordinator, Finning Canada; Jessica Smith, Office Administrator, Finning Canada.

We are so excited to have Jessica Smith, Office Administrator lead her team at Finning Canada in this
year’s campaign from 30th October to 20th November 2018. We want to wish them all the best and have
lots of fun with your campaign.

Funds raised in the community, stay in the community. Your funds help in moving individuals From poverty to possibility; build Healthy people strong communities and help kids to develop into All that Kids can be.

The Finning team have started a clothing drive and are collecting coats and clothing to be made
available at “Connect Day” – held on Tuesday, 9th October 2018 in the Friendship Hall, Prince George
Native Friendship Centre.

This is an annual event that is hosted by CPAH (Community Partners Addressing Homelessness). On the day around 250 homeless individuals (men and women) are able to access backpacks that contain essential items, a meal, have their hair cut, have a photo taken and connect with numerous local agencies and find out about accessing programming.

On Connect Day, we connect our homeless and homeless at risk individuals with agencies and resources that provide information, education, referrals and care. Backpacks with basic survival items are available. Agencies wishing to participate are invited to contact Lynn Florey at or Kerry Pateman at

Donations of warm winter clothing & boots (new or gently used) would be appreciated. Please bring to United Way of Northern BC office: 5th Floor, 1600 3rd Avenue by October 4th .

2018-09-27T15:00:09-07:00September 27th, 2018|Give, Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Our Donors|