Ben Josephson

Metchosin public works employee collecting clothes for homeless

CUPE 374, is collecting socks, hats, gloves and gently-worn sweaters to be donated to Our Place Society.

Warm fuzzy socks and other clothing items are what Ben Josephson is collecting.

The Metchosin public works employee and vice president of Metchosin for CUPE 374, is collecting socks, hats, gloves and gently-worn sweaters. Sleeping bags are also being accepted in the drive.

The annual clothing drive has been a passion for Josephson who’s been working for the rural district for the past three years.

“I think this is something that is something really small someone can do to make a big difference in someone’s life and  have a big impact on their Christmas and holiday season,” Josephson said.

CUPE 374 includes municipal employees from Metchosin, Colwood, Sooke, Oak Bay, Sidney and North Saanich.  The CUPE as a collective is trying to gather as many donations as possible that will be passed on the homeless clients of Our Place Society.

Donations can be dropped off at the Metchosin Fire Department, 4440 Happy Valley Rd., Monday to Friday during business hours. Our Place Society, 919 Pandora Ave., is also accepting donations directly as well.