Dear walkers, champions, volunteers, donors and community partners,

 YWCA Muskoka would like to thank the 2020 Walk A Mile Champions




This past August, we put an urgent request out for funds to provide financial support to women and children who are currently experiencing or have already fled from domestic violence. Times of crisis and financial hardship exacerbate domestic violence and this is exactly what has happened since the pandemic began. 

Though we didn’t gather in person this year to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, you’ve gone the extra mile. 

Together, we surpassed our fundraising goal and raised over $15,000. 
This money is already going directly to women and their families, many of whom are leaving domestic violence and experiencing increased stress of job loss or insecurity, mental health concerns, transportation, internet access, challenges to caregiving and childcare constraints. 

Thank you for stepping up.  

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A special thanks to Muskoka Builders’ Association; Muskoka Lumber; Muskoka Window and Door Centre; NorStar Exteriors; The Hub and Lakeland Networks for your especially generous support.

Next year, we hope to build on the momentum and growth Walk a Mile in Her Shoes has seen over the past five years. Keep your eyes open for details about the 2021 walk!

With much love and best wishes for your health and safety,

Hannah Lin
Executive Director, YWCA Muskoka

YWCA Muskoka is a community charitable organization, a YW without Walls serving people across the region of Muskoka.  Our mission is to champion positive change for women and girls through education, leadership and advocacy.  Violence prevention is one of our four main strategic directions and a pillar for programs like Girlz Unplugged and Quest (for boys in grades 5 to 10) and initiatives like Week Without ViolenceTM. Walk a Mile Muskoka also helps fund the YW’s December 6th Fund which during the Covid-19 pandemic is meeting an increasing demand for immediate financial aid directly to women and their families. 

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