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Basketeers Supporting Women Leaving Shelters

York Basketeers’ Drop-off Day

Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Unionville Presbyterian Church, 600 Village Parkway, Unionville L3R 6C2 map

Each year, violence and abuse drives more than 100,000 Canadian women and children out of their homes and into shelters. Basketeers is a generous group of around 3,500 volunteers with large hearts. Our mission is to provide some of the simple necessities and niceties of life, bundled in a basket and gifted to women as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

More than more than 10,000 women have received a “New Beginnings” basket since 2000, and we continue to grow. Many individuals, families, friends, clubs, neighbourhoods and businesses create baskets for distribution to women ready to leave the five York Region shelters that we represent. It is the overwhelming generosity of people living and working in our region that has given us the ability to reach out to help more women as a new shelter has joined us this year.

York Basketeers’ Drop-off Day is Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Unionville Presbyterian Church, 600 Village Parkway, Unionville L3R 6C2.

Everyone is invited to be part of this special day, bring their basket(s), stay for a while, enjoy some refreshments, visit with other Basketeers and meet representatives from our Region's shelters. For those who would like to give a basket, we ask that they register on the website: www.basketeers.org through the Give a Basket page. Every donated basket is a gift of encouragement and support for a woman as she transitions back into the community. 100% of your gift is passed on to a woman identified by one of our shelters. Fill a basket, fill your heart and send a powerful message of support to these courageous women.

For additional details visit www.basketeers.org




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