IODEThe I.O.D.E. (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) was founded February 13, 1900 by Margaret Polson Murray. She Recognized the need for loyal support for Canadians departing to fight with the Empire forces in South Africa. She formed a women’s organization based on the foundations of Patriotism, Loyalty, and Service in New Brunswick.

IODE Canada is a national women’s charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals, through education support, community service and citizenship programs. Locally, we have an active chapter called IODE Preston.

When the women of IODE Preston heard we were rebuilding Haven House, they knew they wanted to help. Their hard work fundraising for support has paid off and they are funding TWO CRIBS for the infants that come to our shelter with their mothers. Thank you Sharon Murphy, and all of the members of IODE, you are providing a safe and comfortable sleep for hundreds of children for years to come.

There are still opportunities to fund items like CRIBS at our rebuilt Haven House. To discuss these opportunities, please contact Kourtney Beckman 519-741-9184 ext 2003 or kourtney.beckman@wcswr.org