What is the Dignity Drive all about?
The four Rotary Clubs and Rotaract club in Grande Prairie have teamed together to collect new/unused underwear and socks for homeless and street-involved people, as well as others who would benefit by having these items.
Why underwear and socks?
Access to clean underwear and socks is essential for one’s comfort, health, and hygiene. Wearing clean underwear and socks also contributes significantly to one’s sense of value and dignity as well as one’s confidence and motivation to aspire. This fact applies to all people but is especially applicable for individuals who are attempting to transition out of homelessness and away from street-related activities. Underwear and socks are the most needed staple clothing but are the least donated items to centers that shelter and serve homeless and street-involved individuals.
When is the Dignity Drive held?
Due to the high and ever pressing need of these items, the campaign is held in the Fall during the month of October and in the Spring during the month of April.
Which agencies in Grande Prairie will distribute the donations?
The agencies who will distribute the items are: The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association-Alberta Northwest Region, Northreach Centre, Saint Lawrence Centre, and Rotary House.