Ruby Winter selects the perfect scarf to fill a care package for the homeless of Nanaimo from the organization Everybody Deserves A Smile.

Group seeks donations for help Nanaimo’s homeless

NANAIMO – Everybody Deserves a Smile creates care packages.

Everybody Deserves A Smile, a grassroots  project that started 13 years ago, seeks donations to create care packages.

The Nanaimo group has a goal of 450 care packages each with a painted bag, a hand-made card, homemade and decorated sugar cookies, a new toque, mitts, a scarf, woollen socks, a toothbrush, toothpaste and soap.

Students from John Barsby and Nanaimo District secondary schools plus several elementary schools are painting bags, making heartfelt cards and baking cookies for the care packages

Donations of socks, tuques, mittens, scarves, toothbrushes and toothpaste, as well as cash are needed by Dec. 4.  Donations can be dropped off at Mon Petit Choux Bakery Café and Dinghy Dock Pub. For more information, please contact Jodi Le Masurier at 250-713-0104 or by e-mail at

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