Our annual winter clothing drive, led by Rob T. was another big success with particular shout-outs to Angela K, Che W, and Eva H. and to all who contributed.  Thank you!

The Rotary Club of Ottawa proudly supports Operation Come Home (OCH) in a variety of ways. To help the youth at OCH and the other homeless youth they support this winter, we donated seven boxes stuffed with new or slightly worn winter clothing items including winter jackets, fleeces/hoodies, socks, undergarments and outerwear. Additional items, such as scarves, toques and mittens were donated by St. Vincent De Paul’s store on Merivale Road. 

Operation Come Home is an employment, education, and support centre for homeless and at-risk youth age 16 and up. The OCH programs focus on what works and what matters to youth, as well as encourage personal growth of everyone as an individual. Operation Come Home is based in Ottawa, Ontario.

Shown in the picture is OCH Executive Director, John Heckbert receiving the winter clothes from club Community Services Chair, Robert Therrien.