Elise Cote and a group of volunteers met on September 17 at Trinity United Church in Vankleek Hill to make Welcome Bags for those seeking shelter at Maison Interlude House. The bags will be filled with donated toiletries and then given to women after they arrive at Maison Interlude in Hawkesbury. Maison Interlude is a shelter for women and their children.

The group will contribute some toiletries but the women say people can also donate by bringing toiletries to Trinity United Church in Vankleek Hill on Mondays between 9 and 10 a.m.. The following toiletries are needed:

  • Toothpaste
  • Bars of soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Facecloths
  • Pens
  • Hair Brush
  • Nail files
  • Razors
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Q-tips
  • Hand lotion
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Combs

Financial donations are also welcome. The group would also appreciate toiletries for children. There will be more sewing bees in the future. Anyone who knows how to sew is welcome.

For more information, contact Elise Cote at 613-677-0909.