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Purge before you Splurge at Jonathan+Olivia

Like most people, I spring clean in April. And I mean, I all out clean. Clean out the closet. Detail the car. Purge my computer files. See the dentist. Last night I gave a pile of clothes I no longer wear to a girlfriend, but I saved a few key pieces for Jonathan+Olivia‘s THIS IS WEST QUEEN WEST – SOS, a clothing drive in aid of CAMH.
From April 22 to 28, Jonathan+Olivia are collecting items — think nice things you don’t wear any more — to provide appropriate attire for the patients of CAMH as part of the Suits Me Fine Boutique program. The CAMH Suits Me Fine Boutqiue provides patients with clothing to wear during their treatment, or for job interviews post treatment. Many patients are challenged by strained financial resources, job loss or homelessness and are not able to afford clothing and essentials. Clothing is also provided by the boutique to patients who are admitted with limited clothing, such as those who come by ambulance or those who are coming through the criminal justice system.

 As a thank you for your kindness, anyone donating and making a purchase at J+O during the drive can enjoy a 10% discount to splurge on something new during the week of the clothing drive. Don’t try to bring in tattered, soiled or unsightly items, that would just be rude. 

You can track donations on J+O’s Instagram page using the hashtag #closetangel. As well, they’ll showcase the donated clothes in a special window installation throughout the week, which grows bigger and bigger as more people join the cause.