With the cold weather fast approaching, many of us have purchased new hoodies from our favourite designers to keep us warm, yet stylish. The old ones we have get buried deep into the depths of our closets, forgotten. The Lounge at 155 John St. is urging people to dig out those gently worn hoodies and sweaters and to bring them down to the shop for their first annual Hoody Drive.
The Lounge will be donating the garments collected to the Scott Mission, located on Spadina Avenue. For those unfamiliar with the Scott Mission, and its contribution to the local community and to the city as a whole, I urge you to please visit their website to learn more.
The Lounge is looking for gently worn sweaters and hoodies in particular, but will be glad to take any other garments you have to offer (socks, jackets, toques, thermal pants, gloves, etc). It doesn't matter the style of cut, as they will accept men's, woman's, and children's clothing. Even if you may not have anything to give, ask around to your family. They may have something they no longer want and would be happy to donate.
With the global economic crisis just getting under way, many more people this year will find it difficult to heat their homes, and provide food for their families much less shop for new clothes to combat the lower temperatures and adverse weather conditions. Not to mention the growing number of homeless of all ages on Toronto's streets.
It's a great opportunity for a small niche of Toronto's larger urban culture to come together and help those less fortunate. So just take a few minutes to search your closets or pile of clothing in the corner of your room and head down to Lounge on November 21st or 22nd during store hours of 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. and drop your donations off. The Lounge fam. and more importantly, the Scott Mission are truly grateful.
By Matt at 11/08/2008