Annual Donation Drive 2023

November 28, 2023

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is hosting a donation drive to support our unhoused relatives living in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The 2022 Winnipeg Street Census found that Indigenous people are vastly over-represented among people experiencing homelessness in Winnipeg—68% of the people surveyed were Indigenous. Nearly 9 out of 10 of Indigenous people experiencing homelessness live outdoors and are unsheltered.

Our hope is to offer a little extra comfort by accepting the following donations:

  • Blankets: emergency and fleece blankets
  • Clothing: socks, underwear (new items only)
  • Combs and brushes
  • Handwarmers
  • Kleenex, toilet paper, and Wet Ones
  • Playing cards
  • Toiletries: bars of soap, deodorant/antiperspirant, lip balm, menstrual products, razors and shaving cream, shampoo, toothpaste
  • Treats/snacks: Candy canes, chocolates, granola bars
  • Winter clothing: mittens, scarves, toques

We will provide all donations to Main Street Project.

Donations can be dropped off at both SCO Winnipeg sub-offices at 1572 Dublin Avenue OR 202-600 Empress Street, during our business hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

SCO will be accepting donations from now until the SCO Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 19, 2023.

For more information contact us at 204-946-1869 or read our media release.