Various groups in North Bay are benefiting from a “12 Days of Giving” campaign organized by the Nipissing University Student Union.

The initiative gives students the chance to donate items needed around the community.

NUSU contacted the groups to find out what kind of items they’re looking for to help their clients.

That includes everything from hats, mittens scarves and socks at The Warming Centre, Toys for children one through 16 at Low Income People Involvement to blankets and pet toys at the Humane Society and more. The full list is below.

NUSU VP Governance and Legal Affairs, Jordan Dempster, feels that this time of year puts things into perspective for many people.  “This campaign allows us to reach out to folks who are struggling this holiday season. This season is a time of giving, and we felt this was a perfect opportunity to help our community, both on and off campus.”

Items can be dropped off to the locations listed below or to the NUSU Office, Room F205 at the Nipissing University Campus. The NUSU Office is open from 8:30am-4:30pm, Mondays thru Fridays.

The Warming Centre
– Hats, mittens, scarves and socks

Community Living
– Towels, face cloths, bed sheets, blankets and socks

Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing
– Toys for age group 1-16, Mandala colouring books and boys items

Amelia Rising
– Women’s clothing, hygiene products and food

North Bay Regional Health Centre
– Mittens, hats, scarves and pajamas (new items and for adults only)

Near North Palliative Care
– Books, clothes, packages to give to caregivers (including tea, CDs, puzzle books, hand lotions and adult colouring books)

North Bay Humane Society
– Blankets, pet toys, pet food, and cleaning supplies

Multicultural Centre
– Annual Christmas party donations, and gifts for teenage boys new to Canada
Nipissing Transition House
– Hairspray, mousses, conditioners, make-up and nail polishes

The Gathering Place
– Hats, mittens, socks and scarves

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of North Bay
– Toys for bigger children

Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) Food Bank
– Non-perishable food items