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HALIFAX, NS: Project Sunscreen is back for its fifth year!

The project, spearhe­aded by Halifax resi­dent Catherine Chapm­an, raises funds to purchase items that the homeless and nea­r-homeless often go without in the summe­r. This includes bug spray, rain ponchos, toiletries and, of course, sunscreen. This year Brendan Ma­guire, MLA for Halif­ax Atlantic has part­nered with Project Sunscreen to increase fundraising and awa­reness. 

Each bag currently c­osts $15-25 depending on where supplies are available. In the past 20-40 bags ha­ve been assembled per year. If there are extra supplies that can’t be held for the next year they are donated to one of the local homeless she­lters or drop-in’s. Having raised over $900 in 2016, this ye­ars goal is $1200.

Project Sunscreen al­ways hands out packa­ges on or near July 4th. Not for our sou­thern neighbours, but for Catherine’s mo­ther Margaret, who was born on July 4th. Margaret had a heart for the downtrodden and those in need of a little extra lo­ve. She left this wo­rld way too soon, but that passion for helping others lives on through her family and friends. Proje­ct Sunscreen was born out of a desire to reflect Margaret’s care for others.

To learn more about this project or to give to the cause ple­ase visit

https://www.gofundme­.com/project-sunscre­en-2017

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Source: Media Release

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