Clothing vouchers available for needy in our community

In the letter from Brenda Clark regarding the Red Deer Clothing Bank, concern was expressed about lack of free or affordable children’s clothing.

In the letter from Brenda Clark regarding the Red Deer Clothing Bank, concern was expressed about lack of free or affordable children’s clothing.

Canadian Mental Health has a voucher system (which means items are free) for individuals in need of clothing for any member of their family (babies to seniors) or for household necessities such as dishes or bedding. A person in need simply comes into our office, lets us know they are in need, and then they are given a voucher for either Bargain Treasures or Bibles for Missions (a partner in this service). Individuals may have three vouchers a year, with no questions asked (other than their name). In addition, as special circumstances occur, people can be given further assistance.

As well, Salvation Army does issue vouchers for free clothing from Bargain Treasures, as needed. Many of the local support agencies and churches are aware of our voucher system and refer individuals to us as well.

To date, (April to August 2013) we have issued 239 vouchers for a value of $4,500 of thrift shop goods.

We want to support families in this community, so we are very happy to receive donations of gently used clothing of all sizes, which allows us then to sell at a very reduced rate, or for no charge with a voucher.

Marion McGuigan

Executive director

CMHA Central Alberta Region

Just Posted

RCMP looking for these two suspects
Police looking for suspects who stole truck in central Alberta

A Ford F350 was stolen out of Blackfalds on June 9. Two… Continue reading

An excavator is tearing up old parking lots at the Michener Centre north site. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Demolition gets underway at Michener Centre’s north site

Some people are nostaligic, but not everyone is sad to see it go

The Red Deer Indian Industrial school stood off Burnt Lake Trail and across the Red Deer River from Fort Normandeau. The residential school is known to have lost at least 70 students through illness, poor sanitation and nutrition. (Advocate file photo)
Some Indigenous leaders say SNC-Lavalin can’t make up to First Nations people with offer of help

Quebec company is connected to MP Jody Wilson-Raybould allegations

RCMP are looking for this 30-year-old missing woman.
Red Deer RCMP looking for missing woman

The Red Deer RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to locate… Continue reading

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley says the UCP is not making good use of federal wage funding help.
File photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS
‘So unfair’: Métis take Alberta to court over refusal to discuss consultation policy

EDMONTON — The Métis Nation of Alberta is taking the provincial government… Continue reading

The Calgary Stampede park is shown in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 23, 2020. The Calgary Stampede's board of directors cancelled the world-famous exhibition and rodeo this year because of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Plans for Calgary Stampede include reduced attendance, COVID-19 safety protocols

CALGARY — Officials with the Calgary Stampede say reduced daily attendance and… Continue reading

(Photo contributed)
Red Deer’s Ernco Braves go 4-0 in opening weekend games

Braves shot out Edmonton Padres in four straight games

Love it or hate it, tequila conjures up strong feelings in many drinkers. For some, there are bad memories. But today’s premium tequilas are changing some of those perceptions. (Photo by The Associated Press)
Rethinking tequila: Premium brands aim to change perceptions

LONDON — Love it or hate it, tequila conjures up strong feelings… Continue reading

This image provided by Glenorangie shows Glenorangie's Giraffe Tin. To enjoy the occasional beverage and also help wildlife, consider Glenorangie's Giraffe Tin. The Highland Scotch maker's stills are the tallest in Scotland, as tall as a giraffe, and the collectible tin is patterned like the animal's coat. Each purchase supports the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. (Glenorangie via AP)
Father’s Day gifts that celebrate interests old and new

After a pandemic year in which the shape of work and play… Continue reading

Pumpjacks are shown pumping crude oil near Halkirk, Alta., on June 20, 2007.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Canada’s crude oil exports have increased 15-fold in 30 years: report

HALIFAX — The value of crude oil exports from Canada has increased… Continue reading

Everlasting Wind, aka Dawn Goodwin, joins others by raising her fist in the Mississippi River near an Enbridge pipeline construction site, on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Clearwater County, Minn., to protest the construction of Enbridge Line 3. Goodwin is a co-founder of RISE Coalition. More than 2,000 Indigenous leaders and "water protectors" gathered in Clearwater County from around the country. The day started with a prayer circle and moved on to a march to the Mississippi headwaters where the oil pipeline is proposed to be built. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)
Minnesota court affirms approval of Line 3 oil pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed… Continue reading

Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, speaks during a news conference held by the Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable, a coalition of airports, airlines, hotels, boards of trade and chambers of commerce, to urge the federal government to implement a reopening plan for travel and tourism, at the Ottawa Airport in Ottawa, on Monday, June 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Canadian business leaders demand plan to reopen borders, economy now

OTTAWA — Business leaders are calling on Ottawa to immediately lay out… Continue reading

Most Read