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Coins for Christmas supports P.E.I. women who are incarcerated or dealing with addiction

Charlottetown Mayor Phillip Brown and Cheryl Millman, Open Door Outreach executive director, launch the 2019 Coins for Christmas campaign.
Charlottetown Mayor Phillip Brown and Cheryl Millman, Open Door Outreach executive director, launch the 2019 Coins for Christmas campaign. - Contributed
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The 14th annual Coins for Christmas campaign has begun.

This yearly fundraiser operated by Open Door Outreach asks individuals to collect spare pocket change or the price of a daily cup of coffee in red coffee cups provided by Open Door Outreach. 

This is an event for people of all ages to reach out to the women of P.E.I. that Open Door assists, who are incarcerated or dealing with addiction. On their journey to recovery, it helps to know people in the community care in this Christmas season.  

Proceeds provide personal gifts for Christmas. Red cups can be picked up and then returned to Open Door Outreach office at 374 University Ave. by Dec. 20.  

Those who cannot get to the Open Door office for a donation cup may donate online at www.opendoorpei.ca or mail a donation to 374 University Ave., Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4N3.

Open Door is dedicated to opening doors and helping Prince Edward Island women who are incarcerated and addicted experience freedom and real change. Their programs and services for women at the Provincial Correctional Centre include personal mentoring, group programs, assistance with transitions into the community as well as chaplaincy programs and services.

For more information, call 902-628-6826.

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