Several volunteers pick up hospital linens not deemed to be
sufficiently high quality for our hospitals from two or three
hospital laundries weekly. The bins are brought to the Langley
depot for sorting, repairing if necessary, folding, and packing.
Items include sheets, pillowcases, blankets, surgical pads,
gowns, towels etc.
Other volunteer contacts pick up bedding, bedspreads, gowns,
towels etc. from hotels that are re-decorating or upgrading
their linens. Hotels in Whistler, Harrison, Vancouver, Surrey,
Richmond, and Chilliwack are regular contributors.
Preparing Linens for Shipment :
Two volunteers designed and constructed a "compactor" or baling machine
which is designed to compress clothing into 50 lb. bundles for shipping. Each
bundle is wrapped in plastic for loading on a pallet.
CFFC is no longer accepting donated
used clothing. With increased shipping costs and the great need
for food, our efforts are now focused on the shipment of
much needed food items.