Edmontonians asked to roll up the rim for the homeless
A woman who works part-time at an Edmonton homeless shelter is asking people to donate their winning Tim Hortons’ cups in the annual "Roll Up the Rim” contest.
Debbie Webber is a heavy duty mechanic during the week but works at the George Spady Centre detox centre on the weekends.
She says giving a homeless person a free cup of coffee can help during the cold weather.
“The last few weeks have been really cold and they don’t have the money or the means to have a simple cup of coffee a day, or ever,” Webber said.
People can drop off their winning cups at Dragon FX Tattoo in Kingsway Mall, Barber Ha on Whyte Avenue, Giddy Up Nails in Tofield, the RCMP detachment in Sherwood Park and other businesses listed on the Facebook page.
They can also be mailed to the George Spady Centre.
Despite her connection to the Spady Centre, Webber wants to distribute the cups to homeless shelters across the city
“Whatever shelter we give them to, they can decide what they want to do with them,” she said.
Webber got the idea for the initiative she calls “Canadians Donating their Roll up the Rim Wins” after a someone gave her a cup for a free donut while she was at her mechanic job.