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Sweetpal Chauhan, operator of several Shell Gas stations in Greater Victoria, donated 100 jackets and 100 sleeping bags to Our Place on Friday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria businessman donates 100 jackets, 100 sleeping bags to Our Place

Warm jackets, sleeping bags can mean the ‘difference between life and death’

 

The Victoria Cool Aid Society community centre on Pandora Avenue has been leased by Our Place Society to provide night shelter for homeless people. (Victoria Cool Aid Society Facebook)

Our Place teams up to add emergency night shelter space

Collaborative effort with Victoria Cool Aid Society adds 20 beds

 

Victoria council is considering providing extra funding to Our Place in order to extend the hours for showers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria to consider extra funds for longer shower hours at Our Place

It would cost the city $15,000 per month for an extra five hours of access each day

 

Guests chat with Chef Castro Boateng at a previous Hungry Hearts fundraiser gala for Our Place Society. This year the event is going virtual with a new mac and cheese competition. (Photo by Derek Ford)

Hungry Hearts Gala goes virtual with new mac and cheese competition

Results will be announced on Facebook live stream event

Guests chat with Chef Castro Boateng at a previous Hungry Hearts fundraiser gala for Our Place Society. This year the event is going virtual with a new mac and cheese competition. (Photo by Derek Ford)
A digital cookbook featuring recipes from Vancouver Island restaurants, organized as a class project by Royal Roads students, will benefit Our Place Society. All proceeds will head directly to the community centre that helps Victoria’s most vulnerable. (Courtesy of Laila Belabbas)

Royal Roads students launch quarantine cookbook, all proceeds benefit Our Place Society

Project looking to fill digital project with recipes from Vancouver Island restaurants

A digital cookbook featuring recipes from Vancouver Island restaurants, organized as a class project by Royal Roads students, will benefit Our Place Society. All proceeds will head directly to the community centre that helps Victoria’s most vulnerable. (Courtesy of Laila Belabbas)
Two portraits by local artist Elfrida Schragen which are part of an online gallery saluting Greater Victoria’s female leaders. Visitors to the gallery can bid on portraits, with funds going towards Our Place Society. Pictured here are Florence Dick and Elisabeth Wagner. (Screenshot/Elfrida Schragen Fine Art)
Two portraits by local artist Elfrida Schragen which are part of an online gallery saluting Greater Victoria’s female leaders. Visitors to the gallery can bid on portraits, with funds going towards Our Place Society. Pictured here are Florence Dick and Elisabeth Wagner. (Screenshot/Elfrida Schragen Fine Art)
Marg Rose, director of philanthropy, and Steven Seltzer, manager of special events and corporate philanthropy at Our Place are surrounded by tents and sleeping bags which were donated to Our Place from Robinson’s after donors contributed $7,500 to PwC Canada. (Facebook/ Robinson’s Outdoor Store)

Tents, sleeping bags donated to Our Place thanks to local firm and outdoor store

Victoria’s PwC Canada firm and Robinson’s Outdoor store team up to help the homeless

Marg Rose, director of philanthropy, and Steven Seltzer, manager of special events and corporate philanthropy at Our Place are surrounded by tents and sleeping bags which were donated to Our Place from Robinson’s after donors contributed $7,500 to PwC Canada. (Facebook/ Robinson’s Outdoor Store)
Sweetpal Chauhan, operator of several Shell Gas stations in Greater Victoria, is donating 130 blankets and a full lunch to Our Place to help the homeless in a time of extreme struggle. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Greater Victoria business owner pays for lunches, blankets at Our Place in dire times

Shell operator Sweetpal Chauhan hopes to inspire others to help amidst COVID-19 worries

Sweetpal Chauhan, operator of several Shell Gas stations in Greater Victoria, is donating 130 blankets and a full lunch to Our Place to help the homeless in a time of extreme struggle. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Sandwiches are made for the homeless as Our Place closes its drop-in amidst COVID-19. All meals will now be served outside of 919 Pandora Ave. (Courtesy of Grant McKenzie/Our Place)

Social services groups take extra precautions for Victoria’s most vulnerable amid pandemic

Our Place, Cool Aid, Mustard Seed change procedure for sake of health and safety

Sandwiches are made for the homeless as Our Place closes its drop-in amidst COVID-19. All meals will now be served outside of 919 Pandora Ave. (Courtesy of Grant McKenzie/Our Place)
Our Place unveiled its new van, which will help transport some of its patrons. (File contributed/ Our Place)

New Our Place van takes residents from Victoria to View Royal detox program

The New Roads Therapeutic Recovery Community offers two-year live-in rehabilitation

Our Place unveiled its new van, which will help transport some of its patrons. (File contributed/ Our Place)
Our Place Society is looking for funds to extend its summer hours. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s Our Place Society looks for funds to extend its summer hours

The City will decide whether to contribute its $50,000 portion this week

Our Place Society is looking for funds to extend its summer hours. (Black Press Media file photo)
Denise S. (left) gets her hair done by Erin Bradley at Our Place’s annual Beauty Day. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Volunteers give Victoria’s vulnerable women makeovers for Valentine’s Day

Victoria’s Our Place Society held its 10th annual Beauty Day

Denise S. (left) gets her hair done by Erin Bradley at Our Place’s annual Beauty Day. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Volunteer hairdressers, estheticians were on hand at Our Place’s Beauty Day event in 2019, along with tarot card readings and acupressure and massage. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Volunteer hairdressers, estheticians were on hand at Our Place’s Beauty Day event in 2019, along with tarot card readings and acupressure and massage. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Participants in the Coldest Night of the Year walk in downtown Courtenay. (Scott Stanfield photo)

More than $20,000 raised for Coldest Night of the Year walk weeks before event

The walk will take place on Feb. 22 in Victoria and Langford

Participants in the Coldest Night of the Year walk in downtown Courtenay. (Scott Stanfield photo)
Greater Victoria hosts two Coldest Night walks this Feb. 22, one in downtown Victoria and one on the West Shore. (Photo courtesy Our Place Society)
Greater Victoria hosts two Coldest Night walks this Feb. 22, one in downtown Victoria and one on the West Shore. (Photo courtesy Our Place Society)
Rabbi Harry Brechner (left) Michael Bloomfield, founder of the Sock Project, and BC Finance Minister Carole James hold up some of the socks donated to 25 distribution centres in Greater Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria resident helps collect 100,000 pairs of socks for the homeless

Michael Bloomfield has worked on the Socks Project for 12 years

Rabbi Harry Brechner (left) Michael Bloomfield, founder of the Sock Project, and BC Finance Minister Carole James hold up some of the socks donated to 25 distribution centres in Greater Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Our Place made the decision to transform a small recreational space with 35 mats in the basement of their location at 919 Pandora Ave. after the search for another winter shelter in Greater Victoria was unsuccessful. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Nightly waiting list sparks opening of new 35-bed shelter in Victoria

Our Place will transform small recreational space to make room ahead of winter

Our Place made the decision to transform a small recreational space with 35 mats in the basement of their location at 919 Pandora Ave. after the search for another winter shelter in Greater Victoria was unsuccessful. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Every month for 10 years, volunteers with Vets for Pets have treated animals of low income, transient and homeless people at Our Place. (File submitted/ Richard Leon Gauthier Photography)

Vet services for Victoria’s pets of the homeless cancelled for first time in a decade

Vets for Pets faces a volunteer shortage that’s forced the group to cancel its recent service

Every month for 10 years, volunteers with Vets for Pets have treated animals of low income, transient and homeless people at Our Place. (File submitted/ Richard Leon Gauthier Photography)
Staff from Kid Sister participated in the Hungry Hearts fundraiser for Our Place (File contributed)

Our Place fundraiser gathers a record-breaking $150,000

The sixth annual Hungry Hearts event let foodies pick the best dishes in town

Staff from Kid Sister participated in the Hungry Hearts fundraiser for Our Place (File contributed)
Beauty Day spreads ‘brightness’ at Our Place

Beauty Day spreads ‘brightness’ at Our Place

Volunteer hairdressers, estheticians, even a tarot card reader took part in the Victoria event

Beauty Day spreads ‘brightness’ at Our Place