As the cold weather has now hit, residents are encouraged to support the annual Cover With Kindness campaign presented by the Penticton Soupateria Society.
The Soupateria is in need of donations of new or gently-used blankets, sleeping bags, toques, scarves, gloves, mittens, winter coats, socks and long underwear. Items will be given to homeless and people in need.
The campaign will run until Dec. 14-15 when items will be distributed at the parish hall of St. Saviour's Anglican Church between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. as an early Christmas gift.
Any leftover items will be donated to the "free store" at St. Saviour's and given to the homeless and those in need during the winter months ahead.
Those wishing to donate may drop off items at Greg Litwin's office at 699 Main Street (beside Theo's) or a pick-up can be arranged by phoning 250-770-8888.