From Santa’s Workshop

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Today we had a delivery from Santa’s workshop!   His helper elves Larry, Joe and Sebastian have been very busy collecting sponsorships, picking out the perfect toys, gathering them together and then making a special delivery to Anselma House! Santa’s workshop must have been very busy as these are some very sought after items. I think we will try to hide some away for the birthdays that we celebrate in the shelters too. And of...

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Office ideas to support WCSWR

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As the holiday season approaches, your social club or friends are starting to plan your office party, celebrations and group activities to celebrate. In the Waterloo Region, including charity in these activities has become an essential part of marking the holiday season. Each year at Women’s Crisis Services (WCSWR), we are humbled by local business owners, employee groups, churches and service clubs, even our knitting and quilting friends...

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The Future in good hands

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Meet Sarah and Emma Bumstead.  They visited Anselma House on December 23. During a time when they could be out playing with friends, enjoying a sweet holiday treat, or watching movies and relaxing, they wanted to learn more about our work. Sarah and Emma, along with their parents, wondered about the women and children who live with us, and were concerned that they wouldn’t have a happy holiday. They put this concern into action,...

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Our wish list wishes coming true!

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    They helped make some wishes come true this holiday season! Thank you to the Moose Lodge who asked us all about our WISH LIST and listened to the needs of those who are in our shelters. They shopped the week before Christmas to bring us a lot of fun things but also the practical needs like bed sheets and warm winter wear for our teen boys. We hope the feel the joy of giving as they are making our residents warmer, safer, and more...

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