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Thirty-five winter Backpacks of Love filled so far

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More donations are needed for the winter edition of Backpacks of Love. 

The Compassionate Committee for the Homeless in North Bay filled 35 backpacks after their first drop-off donation day on Saturday, October 23. 

Officials say they still have a way to go to reach their goal of 150 backpacks and 150 supplemental bags.

Another drop-off day for new, unused items is scheduled for 1-3 pm on Saturday, November 6th at the New Apolistic Church on Joseph Street. 

Items needed include:
Backpack – Camping Style – Approximately 45L
Travel packs of facial tissue
Silver Emergency Blanket
Granola bars/Energy bars
Tarp
Drawstring bag
Mini First Aid Kit
Reusable bag
Pack of heavy socks
Towelette pack/wipes
Winter slippers
Flashlight
Package of masks
Lip balm
Reusable water bottle
Pkg of hand and foot warmers
Travel containers for soap
Mitts/Gloves
Deodorant
Toque
Toothpaste
Scarf
Travel containers for toothbrushes
Hairbrush
Toilet paper
Feminine products

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