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North Van youth collects items for women's shelter

November 17, 2020

North Vancouver resident and Grade 12 École Argyle Secondary student Camila Palacios.

by North Shore News staff

Sixteen-year-old North Vancouver resident Camila Palacios recently spearheaded a campaign to donate 66 care packages to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

After Palacios put out the call on a local Facebook group that she was looking for new or slightly used donations – including toothbrushes, soap bars, feminine hygiene products, nail polish and more – the Grade 12 École Argyle Secondary student received many enthusiastic responses.

Palacios and her mother drove through the Lynn Valley and Lonsdale areas picking up bags of donations of basic toiletries.