Trees of Giving fundraiser underway

Support 100 Mile House & District Women's Centre Society

  • Dec. 11, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Deanna Deacon hung an ornament on one of the three Christmas trees in the Central GM showroom on Dec. 4 as part of the Trees of Giving fundraiser. Silver, green and blue donation boxes can be found around town, giving community members the opportunity to support three local organizations.

Deanna Deacon hung an ornament on one of the three Christmas trees in the Central GM showroom on Dec. 4 as part of the Trees of Giving fundraiser. Silver, green and blue donation boxes can be found around town, giving community members the opportunity to support three local organizations.

By Deanna Deacon

Central GM is proud to be bringing awareness to a few of the exceptional support resources this community has to offer.

Without the support the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society delivers every day, 100 Mile House would not be the same place.

You are invited to join in this fundraising celebration by sharing what you can in the Trees of Giving donation boxes located at – Central GM, One Another Coffee Shop, Our Kitchen Corner, Didi’s Boutique, Burgos’ Sport Shack, Red Rock Grill and 70 Mile General Store – and by coming into the Central GM showroom to witness the Christmas Tree display that represents the fundraising efforts for this charity. The showroom is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

After an informative chat with 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society executive director Sonja Ramsay, I can honestly say I had no idea this organization supported so many women and children in this community.

The Women’s Centre offers an array of resources for all women who come through the door, such as a 24-hour Safe House program and individual counselling. It also offers free legal aid, employment resources, as well as food, clothing, computer use and free printing/faxing.

In 2014, the Women’s Centre has supported 500 individuals every month! Sonja says there is an extreme lack of food and monetary resources available to continue this support.

The Women’s Centre is in existence to support the women and families struggling due to issues that are not an easy fix. Every situation is unique and requires a complex solution.

Many of these solutions require time, energy and money to come to fruition. Time and energy they have, money they do not.

Your donations to Trees of Giving will be used to fill the Women’s Centre’s Holiday Hampers with food and essential supplies that will be distributed to those who are living without.

Please share what you can. Every dollar helps.

The Women’s Centre can be accessed at its office at 102-475 South Birch Ave., or by calling 250-395-4093. The 24-hour Safe House can be reached by calling 1-800-563-0808.

Deanna Deacon is the Central GM’s online marketing strategist and community engagement representative.

 

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