Canada Comforts Society Workshop News

Our work shop will start again September 3, 2019.

The workshop at Juan de Fuca 55 Plus Seniors Centre is open every Tuesday 9-11:30am from September until mid June.

Sewing Items Needed

We are always looking for:

  • sewing and serger thread
  • material
  • elastic
  • sewing/serger machines in good working condition
  • nylotex (used to cover coat hangers). It makes such strong draw strings for our bags and shorts.
Knitting Items Needed

We are always looking for wool of any type as wool we can't use is donated to the Compassionate Resource Warehouse.

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Compassionate Resource Warehouse News

Compassionate Resource Warehouse is in need of sewing notions: especially sewing pins.

If you have extra or would like to go to thrift stores or garage sales....or even purchase.

CRW would love to be able to continue making sewing kits and sewing instructional kits. 

CRW has several loads that are in the works and all need 100's of kits. Large pieces of fabric are needed as well!

If anyone has a 220v sewing machine or treadle machines we would be happy to take them.

If you have any items for CRW or CCS you can drop them off at our workshop at Juan de Fuca 55 Plus Seniors Centre any Tuesday from September to May between 9-11am. Please ask at the front counter and they will direct you to where we are in the building.

Compassionate Resource Warehouse is so honoured to be partnering with iCross Canada and Tying Vines in sending a container to the Plains of Nineveh- outside of Mosul Iraq.
The project is to assist 300-400 refugee families returning from Jordan in resettling in their homeland.

As you can see from the pictures, some families have already returned and are living in camps while the cities are being cleared of rubble and unexploded bombs.....and bodies. There is little or no infrastructure.

These are incredibly brave people!

We are seeing to load out as soon as we receive enough of their needs list to fill a container.

They specifically are asking for:

  • blankets- blankets and more blankets!
  • tarps and rope
  • water bottles
  • pots and pans
  • child plastic dishes- plates, cups, bowls, cutlery
  • regular cutlery and kitchen utensils
  • shoes- child, teen and adult
  • coats - child, teen and adult
  • socks: child, teen and adult
  • hoodies - child, teen and adult
  • sweaters- child, teen and adult
  • first aid supplies
  • work gloves and shoes
  • cement and tile tools
  • hand tools
  • hardware and fasteners
  • hygiene - soap, toothbrush, combs, brushes
  • school backpacks
  • preschool- equipment, toys, supplies
  • trauma counselling- art supplies- drawing, colouring, painting
  • small "beanie type" stuffed toys for trauma counselling
  • soccer balls and skipping ropes
  • classroom world maps (new)
  • sewing supplies
  • wool, crochet and embroidery
  • kerosene heaters

Thank you in advance for sharing this need. We will need to purchase the container. Plans are underway to turn it into a store- as a revenue generating project. CRW is looking for a steel door and frame, some steel window frames and tools to assist in renovating it.

The Esquimalt warehouse will be open Wednesday and Fridays from 8.30-4.30 to accept donations.

This container will bring much needed supplies- but more importantly- will bring boxes and boxes of "practical Love and encouragement" in a very large gift box!.

Our mailing address is:
4277 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8X 1L5
Phone: 250-381-4483, Toll Free 855-381-4483 Web Site:
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