Registration is now open for the YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser, which returns for its 11th year on Friday, May 24, 2019
YWCA Peterborough Haliburton held a launch event on Thursday (April 4) at its Simcoe Street office.
Drew Merrett, representing the walk’s title sponsor Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre, presented awards to Craig Mortlock of Mortlock Construction for being the top individual fundraiser and Tom Mortlock of Team Mortwalk for being the top team fundraiser at last year’s event.
YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes raises funds to support “Safe Nights” at YWCA Crossroads Shelter for women and children fleeing abuse. A Safe Night represents the $64.65 cost of housing and supporting a woman or child at the shelter for one night, including a private room, 24-hour confidential onsite support, nutritious meals, supportive programming, and more. This is the cost beyond funding provided by the government, which only partially funds the shelter.