Tom Brown Arena Respite Centre needs Donations

From councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter #238, also see

The Tom Brown temporary respite centre has opened and I’m pleased that it’s been well-used with few major issues in the community. Residents have asked how they can best welcome our neighbours using the centre, and City staff have provided me with the following:

As requested, please find below a list of items that would be extremely useful in meeting the needs of the clients for the Tom Brown Respite Center. We would welcome any of the following:

  • Recommended new men and women’s clothing or accessories in all sizes (small, medium and large)
  • Underwear and long johns (new only)
  • Socks (new only)
  • Winter Coats
  • Sweaters
  • Pants
  • Winter accessories; hats, gloves, scarves
  • Belts
  • Blankets
  • Back packs

We also welcome more toiletries (new products only):

  • Deodorant
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Hair accessoires; combs, hair ties, brushes

Fabric mask donations are also always welcome.

To donate, residents from the neighbourhood may email or call 613.809.1731 to set up an appointment for drop-off during operational hours. Remember to follow physical distancing when dropping off donations. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.