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Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape distributes used household goods to women and their families who are making a fresh start -- escaping poverty or an abusive situation.
Since 2003, Oyate has outfitted homes for more than 550 families.
For Saturday's furniture drive, Oyate needs gently used dressers, cribs, kitchen tables, pots and pans, kitchen chairs, living room tables, small appliances, towels, mops and brooms.
Items can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by Waste Management.
Shaving heads for cancer
WINNIPEG police are holding their Cops For Cancer Head Shave on Saturday at the St. Vital Centre in the mall's centre court.
It starts at noon.
It will see 45 police officers, civilian staff members of the police service, retired officers, spouses, children and friends, getting their hair shaved off to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba Division.
This is the tenth year the head shave has been held.
Over the past decade this event has raised more than $310,000 and has become a cornerstone fund raiser for the Cancer Society. All money raised remains in Manitoba.
INTERNATIONAL Refugee Day takes on special meaning for members of Crescent Fort Rouge United Church. Since last August it's been home to a family of six who sought sanctuary to avoid deportation to Pakistan.
On June 20, the day set aside to acknowledge the millions of people who've been forced from their homes around the world, the Osborne Village church is holding a Rally for the Razas.
It will feature a concert at 7:30 p.m. including performances by Cara Luft and jazz musician Jeff Preslaff.
Rev. Barb Janes said they're hoping to fill the sanctuary with 800 people and show the government the widespread support in the community for the family from Pakistan.