FILMS FOR A CAUSE - THE KAMLOOPS ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY

Thursday, March 8 before our 6pm screening of In the Fade and 9pm screening of The Divine Order
Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria Street

On International Women’s Day, the KFF is partnering with the Elizabeth Fry Society to help them gather in demand items for their Lizzy’s Closet and Family Stepping Stones programs. A representative will be collecting donations before both female led films that evening, giving our audience double the chances to help a couple of worthwhile local programs.

NEEDS LIST:

Family Stepping Stones:

  • Small kitchen appliances
    • Mixers
    • Coffee makers
    • Kettles
    • Vegetable steamers
    • Blenders
    • toasters & crock pots
  • Cutlery
  • Cooking utensils
  • Dish drain racks
  • Tea towels
  • Dishcloths
  • Gift cards for Walmart and grocery stores
  • Pictures/artwork for wall hangings

Lizzy’s Closet:

  • New Hygiene products
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrushes
    • Shampoo and conditioner
    • Deodorant
    • Pads and tampons
  • Clothing & accessories (can be used, but must be clean)
    • Bags
    • Scarfs
    • Spring coats
  • New items: socks & underwear of all sizes
  • Baby diapers and wipes

Family Stepping Stones:

Family Stepping Stones houses five women and their children in safe, affordable, two bedroom apartments.  While in the program an Elizabeth Fry Society support worker and other professionals in the community assist the women in meeting goals they identify that will allow for their transition into healthy independent living. Family Stepping Stones is a program for women, with or without children; who are impacted by relationship violence, addictions recovery, or mental wellness; and/or need extra supports in order to be successfully housed.

Lizzy’s Closet:

This volunteer run program is offered to provide free, quality clothing to women in need. Lizzy’s Closet provides a space for women to access quality, gently used clothing and new hygiene items at no cost to assist with employment, education, and legal needs. Women will have an opportunity to look through and select clothing and necessities from the donation room during times when Lizzy’s Closet is open. Lizzy’s Closet is open two Thursday’s of the month from 9:30am to 11:30am.

5pm FILM 4 A CAUSE – ELIZABETH FRY
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