Thanks to the generosity of the community, this year's Rotary Dignity Drive brought in 6000 items during the month-long campaign.
Access to clean underwear and socks is essential for one’s comfort, health, and hygiene. Wearing clean underwear and socks also contributes significantly to one’s sense of value and dignity as well as one’s confidence and motivation to aspire. This fact applies to all people but is especially applicable for individuals who are attempting to transition out of homelessness and away from street-related activities. Underwear and socks are the most needed staple clothing but are the least donated items to centers that shelter and serve homeless and street-involved individuals.
The items have been divided between the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association-Alberta Northwest Region, Northreach Centre, Saint Lawrence Centre, The Oasis House, and Wapiti House.