Warm winter clothing

Two local moms partnered up to “keep Nakusp cozy”

Angie Hascarl and Tammara Grandbois teamed up to gather donations of warm winter clothing

Trisha Shanks

Arrow Lakes News

Angie Hascarl and Tammara Grandbois teamed up to gather donations of warm winter clothing by setting up drop-offs at the United Church and the General Store. Nakusp was generous.

Grandbois says, “Making flyers right away, and the General Store offered to place a box at her store, which was full every day. The church too — when we put a box outside of the church, it was full every day.”

They were motivated by a mutual desire to help out those less fortunate. Grandbois remembers coming to Nakusp early on, being the only one working in her family and being in need herself. She noticed a posting by Hascarl on Facebook, seeking somewhere to give away warm winter items to anybody who might need them as opposed to having to purchase them through the thrift store.

The first pick up day suffered low attendance so the ladies organized a second one for November 24.

“Our last pick up date was the best. There was so much gone that we didn’t have a major need for a storage unit, so that was great. For now Angie packed it up and has it at home, but I am hoping to collect all year long. For next year so we are going to need some space for storage,” Grandbois said.

 

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