PASS IT ON regrets to advise that, due to COVID and the restrictions on gatherings, the annual clothing giveaway is cancelled for 2020.
Therefore, PASS IT ON is supporting Jacket Racket, a volunteer organization that collects, sorts and distributes winter coats and accessories (no footwear) to students and their families at both the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) and Calgary Board of Education (CBE) schools.
The Jacket Racket Campaign will run from October 13 – November 27.
To Volunteer for Jacket Racket
Six (6) volunteers are needed for a 2-hr time commitment on Fridays to help with pick-ups from donating schools or other organization locations. There are 7 Fridays between Oct 13 – Nov 27.
- Volunteers would need a vehicle for transporting donations and be in sufficient physical condition to unload donations from their vehicle onto pallets at the Warehouse’s loading dock.
- Pick-ups of donations and deliveries to the Warehouse will be done as no-contact. For example, for a pick-up, the JR volunteer will remain in their vehicle with their trunk open while the donations are loaded into the back of their vehicle. Volunteers should be prepared to follow all Alberta Health recommended measures such as screening, sanitizing, masking and distancing.
To Donate Winter Clothing to Jacket Racket
Jacket Racket gratefully accepts clean, gently-used winter coats and jackets, snow pants, hats, mitts and fleece jackets (no footwear) in boys and girls sizes 2 - 16 (XS – XL) and for men and women.
St. Stephen’s will hold a one-day winter clothing drive for Jacket Racket on Sunday, Oct. 25. The drop-off will be at the north doors/upper level of the church. We request that your donation be in a tied bag, no labelling necessary. Please note above the items that Jacket Racket will accept.
Also, donations may be dropped off at the following Stephen Cleaners locations:
Hamptons - 1000 Hamptons Drive NW
Varsity - 4625 Varsity Drive NW
West Springs- 917 85th Street SW
Crowfoot - 240 Crowfoot Crescent NW
Donations may also be dropped off at:
Trico Centre - 1150 Bonaventure Dr. SE (across from Southcentre)
Cardel Rec Centre South - 333 Shawville Blvd SE #100 (located in Shawnessy Shopping Centre)