Yearly, WCYR provides tangible supports to help women exiting abusive relationships the items they need to survive the winter months, as well as a little bit extra to celebrate the holidays with their children. Through Winter Warmth women receive gift cards, stockings for children, pampered pillowcases for the moms, and small gifts for the children. In 2019, WCYR provided $15,000 in support to over 200 women and children in York Region!
This year due to COVID-19, the Winter Warmth project will have changes to ensure the safety of the women and staff. We will not be providing tangible items to women this year, instead, women will be receiving gift cards such as a prepaid Mastercard, Visa cards etc., to purchase the items they need for themselves and their children this winter season and for the holidays. We are hoping to provide women with approximately $100 per person in her family!
Funded by Newmarket (November 2020)