The Gift of Gift Cards

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There are many ways to support the work of Women’s Crisis Services and the women and children we are serving.  A donation of gift cards is one way that you can share your generosity. Whether that card is to purchase a birthday present for her teen or to help her purchase supplies for her new kitchen, women who receive gift cards are given the opportunity to be independent and make their own choices. It is likely that the abusive situation...

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Lyle S Hallman Foundation is Rebuilding Haven House

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An investment in the Children and Youth of our Region to mark the start of a new school year   Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WCSWR) is proud to partner with the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation to rebuild the lives of abused children in Waterloo Region with a $75,000 donation to the “Rebuild Haven House…She Deserves It” campaign as we all celebrate “Back to School”. The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation continues Lyle’s tradition of...

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Creating a new sense of Home- Thank you HomeSense

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We are so fortunate to have long standing relationships with our community, its residents and businesses. Some of those relationships start as a personal connection or as an employee led initiative, some start with the need to help others, some start with a simple donation of time, talent, or diapers. Our relationship with HomeSense was born from a corporate directive. One of their corporate charity initiatives is with Canadian Women’s...

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Lifting our spirits with WingsUp!

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It is always humbling when people in the community give of themselves and their resources to support our work and to help us support women and children moving beyond violence. There are many unique ways in which businesses have encouraged their employees and their customers to learn about Women’s Crisis Services. Our partnership with WINGS UP is a great example of leadership in that regard. After their involvement with VOICES CARRY, a...

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It All Starts with A Step

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        It All Starts With a Step by John Goodwin There are two types of change for a person, Involuntary and voluntary. Involuntary change happens when a change is made for you by other forces or a change by someone else affects you.  These can be things like losing your job to downsizing, a friend or family member passing, a restructuring at work, or your car breaking down and needing a new one.  These are changes that...

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