NAIT community collects warm clothing for Edmonton’s less fortunate
Campaign is part of a festive season tradition for NAIT staff and students
The NAIT community will be helping hundreds of Edmonton’s less fortunate by providing them with warm clothing – all part of an annual winter tradition at the polytechnic.
Retired instructor Gordon Smith started the ‘Sock It To Me Brother’ campaign years ago, organizing a year-long collection of socks. Later, the NAIT Academic Staff Association (NASA) expanded the campaign to include new gloves, toques, scarves, and personal hygiene items, becoming Share the Warmth. More than 2,000 items and thousands of dollars are now collected annually thanks to the support and generosity of NAIT staff, students and the community.
This year, the warm clothing items will be donated to the Boyle McCauley Health Centre’s foot care clinic, Bissell Centre, Hope Mission and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton, just in time for the holidays. Share the Warmth is being supported by MBS Insurance Brokers Ltd. and Economical Insurance. The items will be delivered Thursday, Dec. 15, by NAIT Distribution.
Media are invited to meet the team, including Smith, and see the impressive amount of warm clothing that will be given to those Edmonton-based organizations that assist Edmonton’s less fortunate.
NAIT Main Campus
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Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
Gordon Smith, Share the Warmth spokesperson and retired NAIT instructor
Dr. Glenn Feltham, NAIT president and CEO
Gordon Cutting, NASA VP Communications
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