The Salvation Army BC Division will once again be at the start line of Canada’s largest 10K race, the Vancouver Sun Run. This year the run is expected to have 50,000 participants in an event that promotes health, fitness and community spirit.
On April 23, 2017, participants are encouraged to layer up the clothing items that they no longer need, putting on as many as they can, and then at the start line, peel off and toss those layers to Salvation Army volunteers who will be present. Last year we collected nearly 2200 lbs. of clothes!
These much needed clothing items are then donated to The Salvation Army Thrift Stores who either give the items to families or individuals in need, or sell them at very affordable prices. Funds raised from the sale of these items support countless, vital community programs offered by The Salvation Army.
Help support The Salvation Army this year by sharing your layers at the start line! We hope to see you there!