As we head into the colder months and with some not having access to warm clothing, Moose Jaw Police Service is challenging all the other first responders within the city, in what they’re calling “Fill the Squad Car”. 

MJPS Constable, Reggie Pawliw says that the Moose Jaw Fire Department, Moose Jaw RCMP, and Medavie Health Services West in Moose Jaw are all involved.  

“The challenge is collecting as much clothing as we can just because winter is here,” says Constable Pawliw. “We’re collecting as much as gently used second-hand clothing as possible and we’re donating it all to the Salvation Army.” 

The challenge began earlier this week and will run until Dec. 8.  

“At that time on Dec. 8, myself and other members of the MJPS will travel to the first response departments and collect all the clothing and see who can fill the squad cars is the end game here.” 

The type of donated clothing that they are looking for is mostly winter attire but will take other seasonal clothing.  

“Clothes, boots, scarves, mittens, etc. Anything that involves any kind of winter clothing. Again, it could be t-shirts, shorts, it could be any kind of clothing that they have in their home that they would be willing to donate would be greatly appreciated.” 

Constable Pawliw says though this is a challenge between first responders, at the end of the day they are all winners, as they are trying to help the community stay warm this winter.  

Those that want to donate can do so by dropping off their clothes at each of the first responder locations within Moose Jaw: 

MJPS: 21 Fairford St. W 

Moose Jaw Fire Department: 1205 Main St. N 

Moose Jaw RCMP: In the Town ‘n’ Country Mall, 240 Saskatchewan St. E 

Moose Jaw Medavie Health Services West: 777 High St. W 

He says that people can donate their items directly to Salvation Army, but would appreciate it if those wishing to donate, bring their clothes to either of the first responder locations listed above.