A clothing and food drive is on the way for Wheatland County. 

Strathmore Dodge has partnered with Royal LePage, Rocking Horse Industries, and Co-operators Insurance for the initiative. 

"I know it has been tough for a lot of families in our community right now. So, I decided to reach out to Pastor Elizabeth Karp at the Overnight Shelter to help them collect donations and they are thrilled to have our help and support," expressed the General Manager of Strathmore Dodge, Shawn Kisling.

The businesses will have boxes wrapped up like presents in the front of their business for the donations.

"It doesn't matter what you have to donate we will be accepting it all. A big thing right now that we need is socks and hygiene products, like new toothbrushes. Then non-perishable food items and all sorts of clothing items."

Donations will be accepted until December 23. On Christmas Eve, Kisling will take all the donations to the Strathmore Overnight Shelter.

"We just want to make sure that families are warm, happy, and fed this Holiday Season. I've had a couple of people help me out my entire life and I think just it's something very simple to do. Everyone has a couple of sweaters they need to get rid of. It means a lot to me and it hits me in the heart pretty hard."

Kisling challenges other businesses this holiday season to join in and help collect donations.

"It costs nothing to put a box wrapped with Christmas paper in front of your business."

For more information on what the Overnight Shelter are in need of the most, visit their website

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