Homeless people in Richmond benefitted from the work of the Lotus Light Charity Society, which recently distributed its proceeds from its annual winter charity drive.
The BC Ministry of Social Development’s Integration & Outreach Program for Richmond picked up loads of new sleeping bags and winter care packages to distribute to the homeless population in Richmond.
As part of its main drive, the volunteers of Vancouver-based Lotus Light, which has a Richmond branch, distributed winter care packages, sleeping bags, coverlets and food to nearly 900 recipients outside the charity’s front gates on Hastings and Dunlevy in Vancouver’s downtown eastside.
Every year, volunteers at Lotus Light actively collect new blankets, comforters, sleeping bags and clothing items for the winter care packages for the homeless and vulnerable community members struggling to find shelter and/or affordable housing.
Since 1995, the charity has raised more than $1 million worth of much needed winter items.