New agency seeks donations for families

A new organization that helps families in need is seeking donations of personal and baby care items, toys and household goods. Coalition Connect for Families, an offshoot of the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, is hoping to present 700 family packs to users of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday to Saturday, at the Burnside Gorge Community Association, 471 Cecelia Rd.

Items needed include diapers, baby wipes, sunscreen, socks, soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products and school supplies. For more info, e-mail