A local company has brought back their initiative Help Keep the Homeless Warm.

Wheel Estate will be set up in Okotoks collecting gently used scarves, toques, mittens, socks, jackets and blankets for those less fortunate in Calgary.

Chad Ball, co-founder of Wheel Estate, says the idea simply came from wanting to help those in need.

"We want to share the warmth. We feel being human at the grassroots level is just something we take for granted and the people that are less fortunate or have other types of issues in their lives, sometimes beyond their circumstances, kind of get forgotten about until it gets cold so we wanted to make sure after the Christmas season that we keep on giving and not forgetting."

Ball says they have volunteers who help them hand out the items.

"I feel that's important, involving the community and kids at a young age to see that it's not all about videos games and the next app on your phone," he explains. "Like I said, it's good to get kids involved at a young age too to see what some people are going through."

Wheel Estate will be collecting items at their trailer set up in the Okotoks Rec Centre parking lot Saturday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

They'll also be collecting donations at the parking lot of the Delta Calgary South Hotel on corner of Macleod Trail & Southland Drive on Sunday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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