We-Fix-U in the Community
COBOURG — The annual Coats for Kids drive seeks winter clothing items that could help keep children warm this winter.
Coats for Kids gets gently-used coats, boots, hats, scarves and mitts to children in the community. Donations are accepted from Sept. 25 to Oct. 6 at numerous locations.
Starting 22 years ago with 75 coats, the drive now also distributes more than 1,000 hats, mitts and scarves to children in need. Local dry cleaner owner Rod Baker started gathering coats when he noticed two children without proper winter coats shivering outside a Cobourg school.
The coat drive is a collaborative effort of several volunteers and sponsors, with the Salvation Army handling the distribution of the winter gear. This year, three new supporters came on board — Tim Hortons Cobourg/Port Hope, Northumberland United Way and Community Care Northumberland. Tim Hortons is offering a $2 gift card for each children’s coat donation.
Clean, winter gear with working zippers, in good condition with no tears will be accepted. Donated coats will be cleaned at Baker Cleaners and boots sanitized at Beebe Boot Shop Ltd.
Donations will be accepted from Sept. 25 to Oct. 6 at the Port Hope and Cobourg Clinics.
Coat distribution will run from Oct. 9 to Oct. 27 at the Salvation Army Cobourg office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.; on Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon to 4 p.m.; or at the Port Hope office on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Congratulations to Dara Killoran, recipient of the Kaitlyn Bates Foundation & We-Fix-U Physiotherapy and Foot Health Centre Scholarship Award. The Kaitlyn Bates We-Fix-U Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to fostering a healthy community, and who wishes to pursue a field of study related to Rehabilitation, Physical Education, or Fitness and Health Promotion.
Dara is spending her summer working and playing on the U18 and women’s rugby team. She will be headed to Sheridan College in the Fall to study Athletic Therapy. We wish you all the best in your post-secondary endeavours, Dara!
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This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to fostering a healthy community, and who wishes to pursue a field of study related to Rehabilitation, Physical Education, or Fitness and Health Promotion.
After graduating from St. Mary Catholic Secondary School Cobourg, Ontario in June 2016, Andrew is looking forward to continuing his education at the University of Ottawa this September to study Kinesiology. Andrew hopes to one day work as a Physiotherapist, and with this scholarship, he will also be given the opportunity to complete a volunteer placement at We-Fix-U to gain quality experience in his field.
Congratulations Andrew! We wish you all the best on your post-secondary journey.