We do this by collecting new and gently used items throughout Renfrew County in almost all schools, in every school board. Once donations are collected within the schools, Bell Canada employees pick the items up and deliver them to CPAN. Giant Tiger, donates 5,000 square feet of warehouse space year-round to hold our inventory, we lovingly call this “Operation Snowsuit Headquarters!” Teams of dedicated volunteers then spend many hours sorting, hanging, and picking requests. Requests are then brought back to CPAN, sorted, and delivered to the partner agency that is nearest to the client (transported by volunteers), the partner agency then distributes requests on behalf of CPAN.

We often struggle to find adult sizes that are appropriate for local youth, these have included many large sizes (up to and including men’s 4X, and ladies 3X, as well as size Men’s size 15 boots and Ladies size  12).   We often send emails and Facebook requests for certain items and sizes.  If you can help please sign up to our online community, and/or like our Facebook page 

Operation Snowsuit is a true labour of love and is totally community driven. We work

  • In the Community
  • With the Community
  • For The Community

Thanks to all who help.. without such a generous and kind community we would not be able to run such an awesome program!

If you would like to donate please click here
We take items year round 
(Please make sure all items are clean and in good repair)


We accept monetary donations (to buy items that we need and do not have)
Time (as a volunteer)

Please feel free to contact us

Applications for Operation Snowsuit are online only, this application will open up prior to winter (depending on weather)