Some of Kingston’s local women in need will receive an extra act of kindness this holiday season.
Imagine leaving your home with only a few belongings, in order to make a fresh start. This is what many women face when choosing to leave abuse.
That’s why Kingston Basketeers is helping create and collect thoughtful gift baskets for women making the transition from a shelter to a new home.
The Kingston chapter of Basketeers is asking individuals or groups in the community to provide some of the simple necessities and niceties of life, bundled in a basket. The laundry-sized baskets should be filled with new household and personal items, and wrapped with a message of support. Each basket donated will go to a survivor of gender-based violence to help them in their new beginning.
Cash contributions are also being accepted as a contact-free option. All funds will be used to purchase gift card bundles for these women to help them acquire crucial personal or household items.
“The pandemic has contributed to rising rates of gender-based violence in communities across Canada,” said Claire LaPlante, Chapter Lead, Kingston Basketeers. “This holiday season, I know Kingston Basketeers will make a big difference in the lives of women who are preparing to make a new start. I continue to be amazed at the generosity of this city when it comes to at-risk women.”
The Basket Drop-Off Day event will take place at the INVISTA CENTRE on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 10am – 2pm. Donors are invited to bring their registered, fully-wrapped baskets to the drop-off.
You can register a basket online or contribute a cash donation by sending an e-transfer to Kingston@basketeers.org.
Note that tax receipts will not be provided as Baskteteers is not a registered charity.
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