Photo: Representatives from Western Financial Group, Women’s Resource Society and C&V Trailer Sales stand amongst hundreds of kits on Wednesday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca
By Christine Rumleskie
A campaign with meagre beginnings is now coming to fruition.
Energeticcity.ca has been following the local Western Financial Group’s endeavor to deliver 1000 sleeping kits to deserving kids in the city.
On Wednesday the group hand-delivered 400 kits to the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society.
Co-Chair of the Women’s Resource Society, Sherry Marshall, says the kits will be used in the organization’s shelter, and given out to those who need it the most.
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Lorne Clarkson is the owner of C&V Trailer Sales in Fort St. John. He provided a truck and trailer to transport all of the kits to the organization on 100th Street.
He says the campaign is vital because the kits will provide night-time comfort to children who need it the most.
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The campaign was initially called the, ‘Good Night, Sleep Tight Campaign’, but organizers later changed its title to the "Sweet Dreams Initiative".
In January, Western Financial Group’s head office contributed $10,000 towards the campaign.
Spokesperson Sam Beerling says the initiative has snowballed since then.
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Monetary donations for the campaign can still be dropped off at any Western Financial Group in Fort St. John.
Other organizations that will receive kits in the future include the Meaope House and Foster Parents of Fort St. John.