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Global News: Bannock and backpacks

November 15, 2018 — 

As Global News reports: 

Indigenous student leaders at the University of Manitoba have taken it upon themselves to extend a helping hand to people living on the streets of Winnipeg.

Students at the U of M who are part of the Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) began gathering donations Oct. 15. In addition to having two different drop off locations on campus, they’ve been at university sporting events, both in and out of town.

Items being collected include:

    • Hygiene products (soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, combs, etc.)
    • Winter gear (blankets, toques, gloves, socks, scarfs, etc.)
    • Gently used backpacks
    • Light snacks (juice boxes, granola bars, etc.)

“It’s grown every year since (2016) and we’ve had a lot of support from the community on and off campus,” organizer Kayla Lariviere said.

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