"Operation: Snowsuit" A Huge Success


A big show of support for local families in need this winter.

A giant trailer filled with snowsuits donated to “Operation Snowsuit” by Renfrew County’s Child Poverty Action Network was collected by Bell Canada Employees on Tuesday afternoon, and dropped off Giant Tiger in downtown Pembroke, which will serve as Operation Snoswuit's temporary headquarters.

CPAN Executive Director Lyn Smith says it’s a heartwarming gesture -- in a year where 570 children and youth are on the list.

"We're very thankful to live and work in such a kind and caring community", Smith told Star 96.7.

"For Operation Snowsuit, this means that all children can be kept warm and dry in our severe winter conditions, and fully participate in outdoor activities, both in and out of school".

Smith says they’re now getting to work sorting all of the donations and getting as many of them into the right hands as possible.

They are still short a few sizes needed to fill all of the requests.

For details, get in touch with the Child Poverty Action Network at their Pembroke Office, or by visiting http://renfrewcountycpan.ca/