October 9-15 is Homelessness Action Week in BC and approximately 250 people attended the Connect Day event on Tuesday at the PG Native Friendship Centre. Connect Day helps homeless and at-risk individuals connect to agencies for information and resources. Attendees were given backpacks filled with blankets, mittens, hats, toiletries, first aid kits, and bus tickets. They were also given haircuts and lunch, and were invited to get their pictures taken.
United Way staff stuffed backpacks and were on hand during the event to answer questions about United Way and our role in helping to eliminate homelessness in Prince George. Click below to like us on Facebook and view more pictures from the event.