Warm Clothes, Warm Hearts 2016 Winter Clothing Drive


The District of Muskoka, Fabricare Cleaning Centres and the Children’s Foundation of Muskoka are pleased to partner again in support of the annual Warm Clothes Warm Hearts Muskoka 2016 winter clothing drive.  This year marks the fifth year of this much needed program that provides new & used winter clothing to families in Muskoka.

Here is how to donate

Collection of clothing articles began on Saturday, October 1st and will continue until Friday, October 28th.  Any articles can be dropped off at your local Fabricare location in Bracebridge, Huntsville & Gravenhurst during their normal business hours.  Every year people are in need of winter clothing so please clean out your closets and get your unwanted winter clothing to Fabricare.  There are people in Muskoka that will be cozy & warm this winter because of your generous donations!

Want to volunteer

Fabricare is generously covering the cost of cleaning all the articles by providing free use of their machines, soap, etc., but volunteers are needed to assist with the cleaning of the articles.  Volunteers from the community can assist by donating a minimum of 2 hrs. of their time at any of the Fabricare locations to assist with cleaning the donated articles. Please contact Brenda Boothby at the District to volunteer in any of the three towns.

In Need of Warm Clothing

Distribution of the winter clothing will begin in November at the following locations:

  • Bracebridge: Fabricare Cleaning Center, 229 Wellington Street on Wednesday, November 2nd
  • Gravenhurst:  Trinity United Church, 290 Muskoka Rd. N. on Monday, November 7th
  • Huntsville: Huntsville Public Library Annex, 1 Minerva Street on Thursday, November 10th

All distribution dates will run from 2 PM to 7 PM.  Anyone in need of winter outer wear is welcome to attend any of the distribution dates.

All inquiries about Warm Clothes, Warm Hearts can be directed to Brenda Boothby, Children Services Community Facilitator at 705-645-2412 Ext. 467


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