The United Way launched it’s fall fundraising campaign Wednesday with an unusual appeal.
It asked donors to “fill the house” at the Mayfair Shopping Centre in Victoria.
Various tents, acting as rooms, were set up this morning in the parking lot and folks were asked to bring new or gently used items to fill them.
Generous donors complied, offering up everything from personal hygiene items like toothpaste and tooth brushes, to tables and chairs, new bedding, furniture and small appliances.
“There are lots of things that people need that are not always easy to find the dollars for at the end of the month for, so what we’ve done here is to ask people to bring things down,” Patricia Jelinski, CEO of the Greater Victoria United Way says, “you’ll see our various set up of different rooms in a house and people are dropping items off.”
Last year the United Way had 11-thousand donors.