Canadian rock band Arkells has teamed up with the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto to launch a clothing drive for New Circles Community Services as part of this weekend's Feb. 16 concert date. The Hamilton, Ontario-formed five-piece is asking fans to donate clothing to designated reception points around the arena.
Gently worn clothing can be donated in the Galleria, at the Gate 1 entrance, or the Maple Leafs Square's Gate 6 entrance. Volunteers will be on hand to receive the clothing, which is set to help people in need during Canada's coldest winter months via New Circles' Glow (Gently Loved Outfits to Wear) program.
"We're in the middle of our cross-Canada tour, and, this isn't news, but it's cold out there. Toronto, in particular, has been in a deep freeze and Arkells are thankful to partner with our friends at New Circles and Scotiabank Arena to collect and distribute warm clothes to our neighbours that need it the most," frontman Max Kerman said in a statement.
– Read more about the call and how you can donate on the Samaritanmag website