Williams Lake donation day for Sosua, DR Saturday

Two special events are coming up at Canadian Tire in Williams Lake to collect donations for Sosua, Williams Lake’s sister city since 2007.

Two special events are coming up at Canadian Tire in Williams Lake to collect donations for Sosua, Dominican Republic, Williams Lake’s sister city since 2007.

Collection days will be held at Canadian Tire this Saturday, Sept. 22 and again on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, says event organizer Glen Lahey.  The goal is to fill a container with help for Sosua’s poorest people.

Medical equipment donated earlier by two lakecity dentists to establish a dental clinic in Sosua and other used medical equipment donated by Deni House will fill about a third of the container, Lahey says.

He is looking for donations from the community to fill the rest of the container.

Suggested donations include the following new or gently used items.

• Sporting equipment and uniforms for baseball, soccer, and basketball, school supplies, children’s books, toys, dolls and stuffed animals, musical instruments, teaching aids, arts and craft supplies, and global maps.

• Household items such as sewing machines, fabric and accessories, bedding, blankets, drapes, small lamps, pots, pans, cups, cutlery, etc.

• Personal care items such as prescription medication, reading and sunglasses, over-the-counter medicine, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, hair accessories, diapers and baby clothes.

• All medical supplies and equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, and canes.

• Electronic items such as working computers, monitors, keyboards, laptops, DVD players, tape recorders, AC and DC radios, and microwaves.

Lahey says they hope to have the container filled and shipped off to Sosua by November then have a group of 15 to 30 people from Williams Lake join him toward the end of January 2013 on a trip to Sosua to personally deliver the donations to hospitals, clinics, schools and orphanages  in the Sosua area.

People who are not able to make the drop-off events at Canadian Tire can also drop off items at Chuck’s Auto Supply.

For more information call Glen or Deb at 250-398-8050.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The City of Williams Lake is asking for public feedback on whether it should explore the opportunity to host a Greater Metro Hockey League team in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake GMHL expansion questions, concerns, to be discussed later this month

If approved, the team would begin play in the fall of 2021

Cariboo Memorial Hospital emergency doctor Sarah Dressler comes off a night shift on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Our Hometown: The doctor is in the house

Cariboo Memorial Hospital emergency doctor Sarah Dressler was born and raised in Williams Lake

The Williams Lake Trail Riders Arena is slated to have a new roof installed this spring after funding from the province’s Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Trail Riders Arena, stable stalls, to get new roof at Stampede Grounds

Some of the stalls currently aren’t able to be rented out due to leaks in the roof

A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to members of the police at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Mainz, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
43 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

368 cases in the region remain active

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry head for the B.C. legislature press theatre to give a daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic, April 6, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. nears 300,000 COVID-19 vaccinations, essential workers next

564 new cases, four deaths, no new outbreaks Thursday

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(National Emergency Management Agency)
No tsunami risk in B.C. after powerful earthquake hits New Zealand: officials

An 8.1-magnitude earthquake shook the north of New Zealand Thursday morning

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Pandemic stress, isolation key factors as to why Canadians turned to cannabis, alcohol

Study found that isolation played key role in Canadians’ substance use

(File photo)
Kamloops Mountie bitten while arresting woman

The assault on March 1 is the latest in a string of incidents that have left local officers injured

Grand Forks’ Gary Smith stands in front of his Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster float. Photo: Submitted
Grand Forks’ Flying Spaghetti Monster leader still boiling over driver’s licence photo

Gary Smith, head of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster of B.C., said he has since spoken to lawyers

A Cowichan Valley mom is wondering why masks haven’t been mandated for elementary schools. (Metro Creative photo)
B.C. mom frustrated by lack of mask mandate for elementary students

“Do we want to wait until we end up like Fraser Health?”

B.C. research reveals how pandemic has changed attitudes towards sex, health services

CDC survey shows that 35 per cent of people were worried about being judged

Most Read