The University of Waterloo Environmental Graduate Student Association and the Association of Graduate Planners hosted a Charity Ball at the Walper Hotel on February 3, 2018, donating the proceeds of the event to Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region. Thanks, Diamir de Scally, Andrew Dominic Moraga and your committee for hosting this amazing event. We are grateful to you for your thoughtfulness and generous support. Thanks for your donation of $3,307.
Anne Ramsay and her colleagues at the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development hosted an internal, staff-led campaign to collect items for our women and their children. They collected three boxes full of items from our Wish List, and donated $230 in cash. Thanks, Anne and team!
Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region on January 5th, 2018 thanked the Shoppers Drug Mart stores of Cambridge for their outstanding support of Haven House, Cambridge, over the past three years.
Under the volunteer leadership of Bashir Sachoo, associate/owner of the Shoppers Drug Mart on Hespeler Road, Cambridge, seven Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Cambridge have raised more than $76,000 since 2015 to support abused women and their children in Cambridge and North Dumfries. This is in addition to the amounts contributed yearly since 2011.
These store are:
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 499 Hespeler Road
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 115 Dundas Street North
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 137 Water Street North
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 101 Holiday Inn Drive
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 1500 King Street East
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 130 Cedar Street
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 950 Franklin Boulevard
These funds were raised by employee-driven events, such as BBQs, auctions, and asking customers for donations at the cash registers for the Shoppers Drug Mart “Growing Women’s Heath” initiative. This hard work was done during their fall campaigns, and was supported through the energy and dedication of Shoppers Drug Mart associates/owners and staff.
January is all about fresh starts.
Today is the first Friday in the first week of a brand new year.
That’s why I’m asking you to give the women and children we serve a fresh start this year. They deserve a life free of violence. A year free of abuse. A year that holds new promise.
Your donation today helps women and children move beyond violence.
- Your support keeps our crisis support line open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Your donation provides a safe place for women and their children to stay.
- Your generosity helps our workers offer special services to the children and youth who we help (on any given day, around half of the people in our shelters are children).
- Your support helps women learn to cook nutritious meals
- Your donation helps women find safe and affordable housing
- Your gift helps women receive help with addiction and mental health issues
- Your generosity helps women look for work.
- Your gift helps women negotiate the courts, and make sense of restraining orders and child custody issues.
All over Waterloo Region, there are women and children looking for a fresh start right now. They need a safe place to go to in order to escape an abusive partner. They need someone to give them back their hope, confidence, dignity and self respect.
You are that person.
Please donate now. Give abused women and their children a fresh start in 2018.
Dan Walsh from Guitars for Kids donated an electric guitar and amplifier to Anselma House for a 12 year old boy’s Christmas gift. The boy was not allowed to take his guitar to the shelter with him. Thanks, Dan!