January 12, 2021
NHCS gave away an estimated 160 Holiday Bags throughout the Northern Zone this season!
The bags were filled with food items perfect for a holiday meal, available to clients in the NHCS computer system.
Currently NHCS is giving out Winter Care bags to clients, containing a small amount of personal hygiene items like shampoo and toothbrushes/toothpaste as well as a hat, gloves and warm socks!
Funding was made possible by the Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia Community Emergency Support Fund.
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“The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to the new shirt that Phyllis Webstad was given to her by her grandmother for her first day of school at St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in British Columbia. When Phyllis got to school, they took away her clothes, including her new shirt. It was never returned. To Phyllis, the colour orange has always reminded her of her experiences at residential school and, as she has said, “how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.”