Stores chip in to help homeless

TP the Town Victoria will run Oct. 17 at participating Save-On-Foods and Country Grocer locations in Victoira

A pair of Greater Victoria grocery stores are helping to roll out a new campaign to help the homeless.

TP the Town Victoria is a toilet paper drive organized by the Prodigy Group that benefits the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., area residents will be able to purchase discounted toilet paper at participating Save-On-Foods and Country Grocer locations to support people in need.

“Many people don’t realize the hard choices those experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty are faced with. Food or toilet paper? It’s a no-win situation,” said Kelsi Stiles, acting executive director with Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.

Purchase your toilet paper on Oct. 17 and drop it off to a TP the Town volunteer who will be out front of participating stores. For large donations of toilet paper, including corporate donations, please email shaun.cerisano@prodigygroup.ca to set up a date and time for drop off.

 

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