An initiative in Winnipeg has sparked the Saskatoon community members to start organizing a Community Caring Camp for the city’s Homeless.
The Community Caring Camp in Saskatoon is implored to fill the gaps of the existing programs already filled to capacity with numbers lessened from previous years due to funding and covid-19 restrictions
To build the camp we are starting from scratch. The creators in Winnipeg, EJ and Eva Wilson Fontaine had Teepees and a tent they utilized in their business.
Saskatoon Community Caring Camp’s main goals in the next few days are to find a centralized building with facilities to carry out the mission or access to land situated in the area most frequented by the Saskatoon homeless community.
Volunteers are the next step in ensuring success. Volunteer roles would include Security, firekeepers, elders and greeters who create a dignified, safe and welcoming environment.
Thirdly is fulfilling the needs of the visitors to the camp.
We appreciate all input, donations, volunteers and organizations who will support this initiative.
Saskatoon Community Caring Camp
Daina Kary, Robert Belley, Glenna Henderson
Cash Donations will go to the following items, where physical donations are lacking
General Daily in demand items
Warm clothing, bedding, heated areas to rest and recover, water, juice, coffee, soup, individually wrapped sandwiches, snacks, and food items.
Tables, Chairs and PPE, Garbage disposal and donation station.
Kitchen, Bathroom facilities, and a Licenced Community kitchen
For an outside camp
Tipis; firepits; wood; a prospecting tent or Atco building, generators
Jackets, mitts, thermal underwear, boots, wool socks, thermal hand and foot warmers.
- Brook COVENDEN
- Sonny Davis
- Sheryl Henrikson
- Laura Scrivener
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