Wheel Estate is asking the community to join them in keeping the homeless warm this winter.

The business will have a trailer set up at the Okotoks Recreation Centre on Saturday to collect items for the homeless in Calgary.

They're looking to have the trailer filled by the end of the day with toques, mittens, jackets, scarves, pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets.

Cherie Ball, cofounder of Wheel Estate, says they already have plans for how their haul is going to be delivered.

"We're going to sort it all and put into gift bag type packages and take the Wheel Estate trailer to the Calgary Drop-In Centre on December 17 and we're going to personally hand out all the items to the homeless along with hot chocolate and candy canes."

Ball says they're going taking the extra step to make the donations more personal.

"Along with the donations we're hoping to take a picture of every family that donates and we're going to make up these holiday cards with everyone's photo on them to hand out to the person that receives the donation so they can connect with the people who showed they care and thought of them over the holiday season."

The trailer will be set up at the Okotoks Rec. Centre and offering free hot chocolate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected]

More Local News

Local Teacher Out for Blood (Donations)

The need for blood is ever constant at hospitals across the world. For seven years, Adam Humphrey, teacher at Holy Trinity Academy, has been rallying students to donate blood at local clinics.…

Specialist Reveals Key To Avoiding Avalanches

Alberta is in the midst of avalanche season and the Province wants residents to be prepared. The season typically starts in November and runs until April, with Jan. 20 marking Avalanche Safety Day.…

Cooler Temps & Snowfall Make For Great ODR Conditions

Okotoks residents are able to take in some of the Town's outdoor rinks this weekend. The ODR's are in great shape following this week's cooler temperatures and snowfall. The open rinks are located…

Dealing With Winter Wildlife

Winter presents different threats than the summer when it comes to wildlife encounters. Many bears may be hibernating, but plenty of other animals are still active. Tangle McClaron, Interpretation…

OkotoksOnline.com is Okotoks' only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.