Spring Drive-Thru Donation Event gives back to the Oakville community

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Published April 11, 2022 at 12:30 pm

Declutter your home and give back to the community by donating new and gently used items to support local and those in need on Saturday, May 7. RON LACH PEXELS PHOTO

A little spring cleaning could go a long way in helping out those in need in Oakville.

The Town is holding a Spring Drive-Thru Donation Event on Saturday, May 7 where local residents decluttering their homes of items they no longer need can donate them.

The new and gently used items can be dropped off at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre parking lot from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or at the south parking lot of the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex from 2 to 5 p.m..

“Our community continues to advance through adversity by continuing to support each other and Oakville,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “I encourage residents to show their community spirit and help support local and those in need by making a donation at the town’s Spring Drive-Thru Donation Event.”

The Town of Oakville and community partners will be collecting:

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Baby supplies (diapers, wipes and formula, etc.)
  • Personal care products (shampoo, soap and toothpaste, etc.)
  • Menstrual products
  • Recreation and arts equipment (used bikes will not be accepted)
  • Houseware (pots and pans, small appliances, linens and bakeware, etc.)
  • Clothing
  • Books

Residents are reminded to only bring items that are new or gently used and in good condition. Baby supplies, personal care products and menstrual products must be new and unopened.

Community partners Community Living Oakville, Food for Life Canada, Front Line Outreach, Goodwill Amity, Kerr Street Mission, Oakville Public Library and United Way of Halton and Hamilton will be on-site to review and accept the donations before distributing items to the community.

For more information, visit the Spring Drive-Thru Donation Event.

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