Opening of Misiway Sharing Centre, Moosonee – April 2018
Thanks to the support of the Kingston community and afar, shipments of clothing and personal supplies continue to be sent to friends in the north.
This includes communities of Moose Factory, Moosonee, and moving north to Kashechewan and Attawapiskat. A modestly priced clothing store was set up in the spring of 2018 to create a sustainable centre for the people in and around the Moosonee area.. Better quality items are sold and the centre provides part-time employment and training. We do, however, continue to send most clothing and supplies to benefit needy individuals and families.
First a location was found and racks for the clothing purchased here in Kingston (from Sears when the Sears store closed). A van was rented, filled to the brim with inventory and furnishings, then driven (by road and by train) to Moosonee for the initial set-up and grand opening. A special note of appreciation to Ronnie for her care and capable operation of the Misiway Sharing Centre during the summer months.