A fair number of children in our beautiful and prosperous city live in need. Items that are often in shortage throughout the school year are running shoes, winter boots, snow suits and snow pants, mittens, neck warmers and hats. Queen Mary Street Public School likes to have these items on hand to give to students as needs arise.
If you can, I would like to invite all residents to consider donating their gently used clothing items to help out children of less fortunate families.
The shoe and boot sizes for boys and girls that are most needed are size 11 to size 6 and clothing from sizes 5 to 14.
The school also provides breakfast and healthy snacks to students. Higher protein foods like oatmeal and yogurt along with a variety of fruit make a difference in setting kids up for success as they start their day at school. Although set amounts of funding are available through foundations, it proves difficult to sustain yearlong food programs. Community donations are welcome to support Queen Mary Street School breakfast and snack programs with the option of tax receipts for donations.
If you, or someone you know are interested in helping out, please contact 613-749-1692. I will also be accepting clothing donations at my ward office which is open Mondays 9am – 2pm, Wednesdays 3-8 pm, Fridays 9am-5pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm (Please note these hours are subject to change and I recommend you call the office first at 613-580-2424 ext 33440 to confirm it will be open).