Organizers of a “Drive by Bottle Drive” that took place from May 14-16 have been able to raise $27,255 in support of the Inn of the Good Shepherd.
For three days, volunteers collected empty beer cans, liquor containers, and wine bottles. After that, over 100 community volunteers spent two weeks sorting, counting, and packaging the collection. Many local businesses helped out by providing items such as cardboard dumpsters, food & beverages, and warehouse space.
“Like the virus itself, the drive-by bottle drive has been unprecedented and overwhelming – this time in a very positive way!” said Myles Vanni, director of the Inn of the Good Shepherd. “The community response of individuals and businesses has made this a tremendous success. Particularly the drive and energy of an amazing band of Social Work students from Lambton College who saw this all through!”
The Inn of the Good Shepherd continues to provide food, meals, and shelter to those in need during the pandemic. They depend on community donations, and are therefore incredibly grateful for the event’s success.