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Local Family Honours Late Son’s Bucket List Wish

Wednesday October 29th, 2014, 11:00am

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A Windsor family is working to honor a wish on their late son’s bucket list.

After the death of their son Matt in 2012, the Rawlings family discovered their son’s bucket list, which included the item, “Help a homeless person.”

Inspired by Matt’s wish, the local family’s goal is to provide a little warmth this winter to Windsor’s most vulnerable, our homeless.

Chief Bruce Montone and Windsor Fire & Rescue Services are also helping out by partnering with the Sharing the Warmth sleeping bag donation campaign in Matt’s memory.

Sharing the Warmth is a sleeping bag drive with a goal to collect as many new or gently used sleeping bags as possible to be donated to Street Help, a local organization dedicated to providing services to local homeless. The family is seeking community involvement and asking individuals, companies, organizations, schools and sports teams to join them by collecting and donating new or gently used sleeping bags.

Matt’s family is also encouraging participants to take a photo of their groups posing with the bags and post it on their Sharing the Warmth Facebook page.

Interested participants are asked to drop sleeping bags off at any Windsor Fire & Rescue Services station until November 24th. The sleeping bags are to be donated to Street Help on November 25th, which would have been Matt Rawlings’ 21st birthday.

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