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Peterborough Shoppers Drug Marts Raise $17,000 for YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

PTBOCanada | Earlier this fall, the community joined together with local Shoppers Drug Marts and their store teams for a highly successful fundraiser here in Peterborough.

Donations to the 2020 LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart fall fundraising program to grow women’s health raised $17,288 in support of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, with an additional donation of $1,734.58 raised through their Cosmetic Campaign.

For 2020, the program chose to support women’s shelters that are helping to protect women from domestic violence due to the increases in violence against women as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some regions have reported a 20 to 30 percent increase in rates of gender-based violence since the start of the pandemic. (Read more…)