115,000 rolls of toilet paper raised

Several moving vans full toilet paper were donated for those in need

115,000 rolls of toilet have been donated to those in need.

TP the Town, an initiative raising rolls of toilet paper for patrons of the The Mustard Seed Street Church, raised several vans full of the often overlooked amenity stacked up in their warehouse in Victoria. Event organizer Shaun Cerisano of the Prodigy Group said it’s not uncommon that less fortunate families are going days if not weeks at a time without toilet paper.

“Often times coming to the end of the month and they are waiting on their next paycheque or there next social assistance check and they have to make a difficult choice,” he said. “There is limited funding and they have to make a difficult choice between food and toilet paper, of course you are going to pick food. You have to feed your families.”

Janine Boice, the Director of development for The Mustard Seed in Victoria said these types of unfortunate decisions are happening all too often right here in our own back yard.

“Those are needs that really service families with children,” she said. “Out of 5,000 individuals coming through our food hamper program, 1000 of those are children.”

Just Posted

Victoria seniors want to know more about marijuana

Four presentations on the medical properties of cannabis for seniors come to Victoria

Rickter Scale: California Dreaming with Steve Shutt

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column in the Goldstream News Gazette

Victoria gears up to axe free parking on Sundays

Council vote puts Sunday parking fees towards bus passes for youth

Oak Bay one step closer to deer immunocontraceptive test

Up to 80 deer could be given ‘birth control’ vaccine in the fall

Black Press readers share photos of their favourite critters on #LoveYourPetDay

Greater Victoria is raining cats and dogs…and snails and goats

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of Feb. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Nanaimo edges Royal Bay by one point to win Vancouver Island AAA girls basketball title

Nanaimo District Secondary School wins first AAA girls’ Island title in 29 years

City of Port Alberni cancels tourist train operations for 2019

Steam train to McLean Mill is out of commission for repairs; city wants to re-examine rail costs

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

Most Read