The Women’s Business Network (WBN) of Peterborough will be hosting our annual Holiday Gala and Auction on Wednesday, December 7th at the Peterborough Holiday Inn and Online Auction from November 22nd to December 6th using the ShopCloseBuy.ca platform.
The WBN will be supporting Safe Nights at Crossroads shelter for the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Our $15,000.00 goal will go a long way to help women and children in our community who are escaping abuse and violence.
Hundreds of women and children in Peterborough live without the basic human right to safety every day and every night – even when they’re in their own homes. Last year alone, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton shelters provided 6,755 safe nights’ sleep to women and children escaping violence and abuse.
Last year, the YWCA Crossroads shelter was full 100+% of the time. There were nights when they set up cots for women and their children to sleep on, rather than turning them away.
One Safe Night at YWCA Crossroads Shelter costs $64.65 (beyond what government funding provides) and includes everything a woman or child will need: a warm, private room, nutritious meals, onsite counselling, fresh linens and pajamas, personal care essentials, resources and referrals, post-shelter counselling support, the tools to build a new life, and more.
We are asking the community for donations for our auction. Please consider donating items such as; gift certificates, tickets, memberships or items valued at $25 or more. To acknowledge your generosity, your company name will appear with the donated item and have exposure through the ShopCloseBuy.ca reach, in numerous communities.
If you can support, please complete an Auction Donation Form via https://wbnptbo.ca/ywca-auction-donation/ by November 15, 2022.
For your convenience drop off locations are…East City Flower Shop-159 Douro St., Peterborough and Style Boutique-827 Ward St., Bridgenorth.
On behalf of the WBN and the YWCA Crossroads Women’s shelter, thank you for your generosity.