REPORTING · 1st October 2013
The Bank of Montreal is once again collecting coats and winter clothing for the community of Kitimat. They will also be collecting food for the Food Bank. They have been doing this for four-five years and have collected over 128 jackets in the past. The coats will go to the Tamitik Status of Women and will run from October 1st to December 20th.
“[We’re looking] for Gently used Coats, boots, gloves, even socks. The Gloves and the toques have been requested by one of the schools, that they come there and I know socks are a big thing as well. Any kind of coat or boot that someone else can use,” said Meredith Bourque.
The promotion is held only at the local Bank of Montreal. They had heard advertising concerning a clothing drive in Terrace and Bourque had not seen similar advertised in Kitimat. She decided to give it a shot and managed to get 10 coats. 2012 was successful for the bank, they donated two huge boxes to Tamitik Status of Women.
“To help drive it, we’re doing 5 air miles for each drop off, so if people are dropping off their coats, they’re going to get some air miles too. It’s always nice for us to give back as well,” said Branch Manager Joshua Callahan.
In addition, people can drop off non-perishable items at the Bank of Montreal for the Kitimat Food Bank.