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Rotary in the Community
"I am not exaggerating when I say that the biggest and perceived roughest of our students act like a five year old, giggling with excitement, after receiving their new jacket ...and I am forever thankful for the Rotary's kindness!!! As the Community School Coordinator at Byrne Creek and someone who dearly cherishes our students, I do not have the words to express my deepest gratitude for all that the Coats for Kids volunteers have done for our students over the past four years. Thank you!!!"
Each year the Burnaby Metrotown Rotary Club purchases new coats and collects used coats for children and youth in Burnaby.  Last year we delivered 1700 new coats to local Burnaby schools for children in need as well as over 2000 used coats to various non-profit organizations for individuals in their programs.  Our kickoff event will be held on September 10th starting at 10 am at the Metrotown Public Library Square.  We will be handing out information to families and individuals in the Burnaby area.
If you would like to help children and youth in Burnaby you can do so by either donating "new and gently used" waterproof coats with hoods or donating cash or cheques.  $20 will buy a new coat and a tax receipt will be given for donations over $15.00.  Donation boxes will be accepted at;
  • Any Burnaby Public Libraries - donations accepted until October 31st
  • Burnaby Neighborhood House - 4550 Beresford St or 4463 Hastings Avenue in Burnaby.  Donations accepted until December 31st
  • The UPS Store - Edmonds location - 105, 7655 Edmonds Street in Burnaby.  Donations accepted until December 31st.
  • Staples - 5831 Marine Way and 4265 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby.  Donations accepted until October 31st. 
If you would like any more information, please contact our club.  We would be happy to assist you!