At CARE Project Grey-Bruce, we believe it is important to support our community and the organizations and services that exist to help those in need.
We know that emergency shelter is one of the most requested referrals survivors seek when reaching out for help when in crisis situations. Survivors of all types of violence or abuse need a safe haven, and our shelter provides just that. A woman or child's first moments after fleeing an unsafe situation can be scary and overwhelming, and they often leave with only the clothes on their back.
We are grateful for the community members that reached out to support and donate essential items and more to the CARE Package Project in support of The Women's Centre Grey Bruce that began this September.
This project was able to create 9 adult women's care bags, 2 teen care bags, 11 children's care bags, 1 bin of baby items and a full basket of extra essential items for our local shelter that were delivered this Thanksgiving weekend, as an expression of thanks for helping those in need.
Executive director of The Women's Centre Grey-Bruce, Heather Sheldrick, said in a recent letter of thanks,
"Now, more than ever, this support will provide stability to the women and children staying at the Women's Centre ... your contribution in supporting the Women's Centre is a small testament to your organization's generosity and community vision."
This is why we do what we do, because people matter.
We will be continuing this project and will be collecting care package donations for our local shelter, as well as the Women's House Serving Bruce & Grey this coming February 2021.
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