The stress of the holidays, combined with pre-existing issues related to when women flee violence and abuse, makes the holidays a difficult and potentially volatile time of year. As this time of year is very difficult for families-in-need – families who depend on Ernestine’s vital programs and services, we strive to make each client feel special and supported.
Our annual Winterfest event is an opportunity to make this happen. It’s a joyous occasion and wonderful opportunity to bring together our current and past clients, as well as our dedicated volunteers and staff members.
We strive to recognize culturally relevant festivities during the holiday season and deliver items that these families cannot otherwise afford.
We ask you to consider hosting a gift and/or food drive, to support the more than 300 in-house and outreach clients who attend the Winterfest event.
- Group or office campaigns
- Food or Toiletry drives
- Gift Cards – grocery, drug stores, home stores, etc.
- Monetary donations
Please contact Khadija Kathy Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are able and willing to host a Holiday Drive on behalf of Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter.
– We are happy to issue tax receipts for your donations. (Please note that Ernestine’s does not provide tax receipts for gift-in-kind donations.) Please provide the purchase receipts or if a company donation then a zero balance invoice. As well as full contact information per CRA rules.
– Per CRA, if the donation is valued higher than $1,000 then it must be accompanied by an independent appraisal or a public demonstration of its value.