They may be driving across the country to deliver 30,000 pairs of underwear to shelters, but to the men at the Ottawa Mission, Brent King and Robb Price are giving them more than that — they’re giving them dignity.
King, the founder of the GotGinch Cross-Canada Underwear Drive, and Price, founder of the social giving network DeliverGood.org, are driving more than 6,600 kilometres from Vancouver to Halifax in an RV on a mission to deliver underwear to 10 homeless shelters.
The Calgary residents made their eighth stop at the Mission yesterday, where they dropped off 3,000 pairs.
“This certainly increases our ability to give dignity back to the people who really need some dignity in their lives,” said mission executive director Diane Morrison.
Homelessness “is often overwhelming,” said King. “I thought if I chipped it down to one small element, we might be able to do some good.”
Another goal of the tour is to raise awareness of the shelters and their needs, said King: “We’re hoping to inspire others … to give back in their own way, big or small.”