'Tis the season for giving, and we are so excited to announce that, thanks to you, we donated 6, (YES 6!) entire boxes of warm hoodies to our local homeless shelter, the Lookout Homeless Society in New Westminster, BC. We pledged to donate a warm clothing item for every order that came in over Black Friday weekend. Well done, team!!
Our founder Leah with 6 boxes of donated clothing at The Lookout Society
Leah with local resident Gary in his new hoodie!
Lookout Emergency Aid Society is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1971. They offer a range of services and housing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to adult men and women who are destitute and require assistance. They serve seven communities in Metro Vancouver: Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster, the North Shore, Burnaby, Langley and Maple Ridge. The Lookout Society houses approximately 1,100 people each night through their shelters, transitional and supportive housing. In Surrey, Lookout also provides health solutions.
The purpose of Lookout is to provide non-judgmental, non-sectarian services to adults and seniors who cope with a wide variety of challenges including: poverty, mental illness, substance abuse, mental/physical handicaps, chronic health problems (including HIV/Aids), legal issues or those simply unable to cope. Helping people help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness and all the issues that surround it.