Out of the Cold

Appeal to our Corporate and Business Partners

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Our Place Society invites you to be part of our Out of the Cold campaign to urgently raise funds that will provide emergency warmth and nourishment for Victoria’s impoverished citizens during the coldest winter months.

Since most emergency shelters are not open until late evening, it is difficult for many people to find a warm, safe place to keep dry in the hours after dinner. Our Place Society has a plan to help; we have extended the opening hours of our drop-in center, which will now be open until 9:00 each night from October through March. Your participation in the Out of the Cold campaign means we can provide nutritious food, coffee & tea, programs and activities in a welcoming environment during these critical hours when a warm, dry place is most needed. Without your help extending winter hours, many people would have no choice but to dwell outdoors during the coldest time of year.

Many generous businesses hold charitable events and fundraising campaigns in advance of the holiday season and we ask that you consider Our Place as your charity of choice so that we can meet the growing need for warmth, nourishment and shelter. Many of our supporters also hold drives for basic necessities like warm clothing, socks, and toiletries for which we are always in need.

Would you like to support our Out of the Cold campaign? To find how you can participate please contact us at outofthecold@ourplacesociety.com or call 250 413 3161 extension 228. If you are considering organizing a fundraising event, please review our Community Fundraising Events Guidelines for more information.

To make a pledge or designate your annual charitable proceeds to Our Place Society’s Out of the Cold campaign, you may do so by phone, by mailing in a cheque made to Our Place Society, or online at www.ourplacesociety.com (please make reference to Out of the Cold on cheque or online donation). Your gift is most appreciated and will be used directly to provide warmth and nourishment for people in need.

“It’s important for our company to give back to the community and by choosing Our Place as our Charity of the Month we have an opportunity to help those who need it most.” – Bob & Joan Ianson, Owner, Heirloom Linens

Special thanks to this year’s financial contributors to Out of the Cold:

  • City of Victoria
  • Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd
  • Oakwood Property Management Ltd.
  • Victoria Real Estate Board
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott - Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort
  • KC Custom Designs Limited
  • The many other generous individuals and businesses who contributed

Also a special thank you to individuals who collected warm clothing for people in need this winter:

  • The Kensington Retirement Residence
  • CUPE 951- Canadian Union of Public Employees Office, Technical & Childcare University of Victoria
  • Victoria Real Estate Board
  • Costa Verde Landscaping
  • CN Pensioners
  • City of Victoria Parking Services
  • West Shore RCMP
  • Uptown Shopping Centre
  • Royal Oak Middle School
  • Belmont Senior Secondary

Many generous businesses hold charitable events and fundraising campaigns in advance of the holiday season and we ask that you consider Our Place as your charity of choice so that we can meet the growing need for warmth, nourishment and shelter.

Would you like to support our Out of the Cold campaign? If you are interested in participating or finding out more please contact us at outofthecold@ourplacesociety.com or call 250-413-3161.

If you would like make a pledge or designate your annual charitable proceeds to Our Place Society, please contact us and we will be happy to help with ideas! If you are organizing fundraising events, please review our Community Fundraising Events Guidelines.

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