Squamish Community Donates Ten Beds to Needy Families

By Heidi Nielsen
Published: Aug. 4, 2012

The Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society, Squamish REBUILD, Wyndham Vacation Ownership and “Your Odd Jobs” owner Darcey Kirkpatrick joined hands to donate 10 beds to needy families in Squamish.

On Friday the Squamish REBUILD truck drove up Highway 99 to WorldMark in Whistler, picked up 10 queen size beds and box springs. The beds were driven back to Squamish by Darcey Kirkpatrick, owner of Your Odd Jobs.

He then delivered them to 10 families on Friday, Aug.3.  

The Howe Sound Women’s Centre had been keeping a list of the people coming in requesting a bed. The women’s centre had been waiting for an opportunity to provide beds to the needy families in town.

We had been researching how we could fill this need.

As luck would have it, the women’s centre was contacted by a WorldMark staff member advising us that they were upgrading their beds and would like to donate the old ones to the Women’s Centre.

WorldMark has supported the Women’s Centre for years, donating non-perishable food items, lost and found articles, linens and furniture.

Squamish REBUILD is a social enterprise that aims to divert reusable construction ‘waste’ from the landfill, provide community members with good quality, affordable building supplies, and direct net profits to local non-profit groups.

We are grateful to be working with Inis and Squamish ReBuild on this project and we look forward to many more opportunities to work together to help the community.

WorldMark by Wyndham is a Vacation Ownership in Whistler Village offering owner accomadations all around the world and has been donating to the Women’s Centre for years.

Your Odd Jobs owner Darcey Kirkpatrick has been a reliable support for the Women’s Centre and Pearl’s Value and Vintage, and believe it, we do have a lot of ODD JOBS!

We are extremely grateful for everyone involved in this project and we are especially happy to be bringing 10 families a wonderful night’s sleep in a comfy queen size bed.