Last fall’s “Love You” campaign by Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Peterborough has resulted in a $14,081 donation to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton to help local women safely escape violence and abuse.
During the campaign, Shoppers Drug Mart customers were encouraged to make a donation by purchasing paper icons in Peterborough stores, with 100 per cent of the donations helping to fund YWCA Crossroads Shelter and support programs for women experiencing gender-based violence.
“We are truly thankful for the combined support of our community and the entire Peterborough Shoppers Drug Mart team,” says Kim Dolan, executive director of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, in a media release.
“The need for violence against women support services has remained high since the onset of the pandemic,” Dolan adds. “This generous donation will provide much-needed safety, resources and support to women in crisis.”(Read more…)