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

 YWCA Muskoka would like to thank the 2020 Sponsors

  

 

This year, there is an urgent need 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 over the past four months. 

Since April, YWCA has distributed financial aid (over $6000) to over 15 women and their families (averaging 4 children per household), several 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. 

Our funds are now exhausted and the requests for help are still coming in.

Due to ongoing safety and health concerns, and the change in capacity of our staff and volunteers, we are not going to see you in the park, walking a mile, this year. But we still need your support.

Given the urgency of the situation women are facing in our community, I am asking you to make a donation today of $25, $50, $100 or what an end to gender-based violence means to you. Our goal is $10,000 before the end of September, which will allow us to reach 25 to 30 more families.  

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

With much love and best wishes for your health and safety,
 
Hannah Lin
Executive Director




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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