29 January 2018
During an intense cold snap, you need a good, warm coat to keep out the chill. Unfortunately, not every Quebecker is lucky enough to own a winter coat. The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) decided to give a second life to some of its winter coats that are no longer up to standard but still in very good condition. With some invaluable help from the Environment team, JCCBI was very pleased to donate 24 coats to La marche des ours, a non-profit whose mission is to help the homeless stay warm in the winter.
La marche des ours is a personal volunteer initiative started by Mr. Clément Beauchesne to get corporate organizations involved in winter clothing drives. For the first drive in 2016, he collected 234 coats, 13 pairs of snow pants, and 17 pairs of boots. These donations were sent to the Old Brewery Mission to help people experiencing homelessness.
Congratulations to Mr. Clément Beauchesne for his initiative and to the entire JCCBI team for coordinating and carrying out this great project that fits perfectly with our sustainable development approach and with our role as a social and urban contributor.