Wednesday August 19th, 2020 – throughout the day
We hope you’ll join us for a fun-filled event featuring exciting presenters from the world of food and drink, home décor, personal wellness and much more! Over the course of the day, you’ll be able to listen, learn and participate in as many sessions as you like – all while raising funds and awareness for women and children who have experienced violence and are living at our local women’s shelter, Julliette’s Place. Additionally, shelter staff will participate in a coffee chat to discuss how the pandemic has impacted their work and overall shelter operations.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic created a ‘perfect storm’ for domestic violence to increase. Physical distancing means some women have been in the presence of their abusers 24/7 when stress and worry have been at an all-time high. For some, job loss and economic uncertainty has created even more volatile circumstances at home. There are also fewer ways out of these dangerous situations. Where once a woman could call a crisis line while her partner was at work, now these life-saving calls are made while an abuser sleeps in the next room. Bottom line? Our shelter needs our help now more than ever.
Our Virtual Uplifting Party is how we plan to make a difference. Together, we’ll raise critical funds for Julliette’s Place, while lifting each other’s spirits and learning from our team of experts!
To make a tax-deductible donation to Julliette’s Place, and for more information on this event, please visit the Royal LePage online fundraising page by clicking on the link below:
Big thanks to Heather Lemieux who will personally match the first $1,000 donated!
Homeward Family Shelter (Julliette’s Place)
#219 – 1371 Neilson Road
Financial (cheque) donations may also be mailed to this address; or processed immediately by Credit Card/Pay Pal
Crisis Line: 416-724-1316