Abbotsford firefighters hold clothing drive

The event at Fire Hall 1 draws awareness to the clothing bins in place throughout the city.

Firefighters (from left) Pat Wiebe

Firefighters (from left) Pat Wiebe

The Abbotsford Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society (APFFCS) hosts a spring cleaning clothing drive on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event takes place at Fire Hall 1 (32270 George Ferguson Way) and includes fire trucks for the kids to climb on and a hot dog barbecue.

The public is invited to drop off clothing and books.

The event is being held to bring more awareness to the clothing bins that the charitable society has in place throughout the city.

“These bins are capable of generating a large amount of weekly income, and it all goes back into the community,” said Craig Bird, chair of the APFFCS.

Income generated from these bins goes to programs such as Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, kids’ burn camps, the school district’s race car program, and more.

The red bins are labelled with the Abbotsford Professional Firefighters Charitable Society name and are currently located at: Fire Hall 1, Fire Hall 3 on Fraser Highway, Fire Hall 8 on Old Clayburn Road, the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, and the corner of Old Clayburn and Burnside Street.