Winter Clothes For 130 Children

Sept-Îles, November 13, 2020 – This Sunday, November 15, 130 children and teens from families that are members of Office municipal d’Habitation de Sept-Îles (OMHSI) will celebrate Christmas early as Santa Claus and his elves knock on their doors to deliver brand new winter clothes.

After several months planning the event, OMHSI had to make adjustments to comply with today’s pandemic-related hygiene measures. “We had initially planned a party where we would give out winter boots and mittens and a small gift. Unfortunately, we can’t all get together, so we decided to distribute the gifts directly to the families’ homes. We worked with Santé publique de la Côte-Nord to make sure the distribution process is safe,” said OMHSI president Guy Berthe.

Our generous partners
This project was made possible by the extreme generosity of SFP Pointe-Noire and the Port of Sept-Îles, which both donated funds for the purchase of winter clothes and gifts.

“At SFP Pointe-Noire, we quickly recognized how important and useful OMHSI’s latest project is. As a local company, we are proud to be able to offer comfortable, safe winter clothes to the children in our community,” said Frédérick Jolicoeur-Tétreault, a communication consultant at SFP Pointe-Noire.

“In keeping with our commitment to help meet the Sept-Îles community’s many needs, the Port of Sept-Îles is happy to help OMHSI with its brilliant initiative to keep kids warm as the holidays approach,” the Port of Sept-Îles announced. “Our youth are our future!”

OMHSI would also like to thank SFP Pointe-Noire, the Port of Sept-îles, Au Petit Chaperon Rouge, Sport expert, L’Envol – Maison de la Famille, and all of our volunteers for their donations and time. These will warm our children’s hearts.

Gift distribution
OMHSI, SFP Pointe-Noire, and the Port of Sept-Îles will meet at 75 rue Mingan at 9 a.m. on Sunday, November 15 to distribute the gifts. The media has been invited to the project launch, where OMH and our partners will grant interviews before the distribution begins. For confidentiality reasons, however, the media will not be allowed to participate in the distribution.

OMHSI manages and administers housing and housing programs in Sept-Îles. We aim to have a positive impact on our members’ living conditions and to work for the entire community’s well-being.


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Guy Berthe
Office municipal d’Habitation de Sept-Îles
418 409-6976