Oh Baby!

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Ernestine's Women's Shelter

Baby essentials for a shelter

Babies cry a lot! When they cry, it’s their way of signalling that they expect attention and care. One of the biggest culprits causing them to wail is because they are hungry. The solution is simple, feed them, which is easier said than done for some mothers.

At Ernestine’s Women Shelter, mothers and children have escaped violent situations and stay there to rebuild what’s broken. The shelter provides accommodations from 6 months to a year with the basic necessities, but they are running out of certain essential baby items due to a growing demand for assistance.

How you can help

We’re pooling funds to purchase an array of baby staples like formula, food, diapers, shampoo, and so much more. Let’s help keep these babies (and mothers) happy because no one likes a crying baby!

$24.00 of $350.00 target

3 Troopers contributed

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You can enter any amount you’d like to contribute. 

This need is open until:
November 26, 2020
25 days left

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More Details: Ernestine's Women's Shelter

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter was opened in 1983 by a group of community members who saw a need for a safe place for women and children fleeing violence.
As a 32-bed emergency shelter with 14 private bedrooms, they provide a home for the women and their children – who stay for six months to a year – and then support their members in finding appropriate permanent housing.

Ernestine’s provides their shelter clients with all the basic necessities they might need while staying at the shelter. This includes new bedding, clothes (coats, shoes, winter boots, school clothes, etc.), backpacks, school supplies, toiletries, baby supplies (formula, diapers, strollers, etc.), as well as prescriptions not covered by OHIP, Presto cards, and gift cards for food and clothes.

They are dedicated to helping their clients rebuild their lives by providing crisis intervention and a range of holistic support services, while acknowledging the multitude of issues facing survivors of abuse.
Location: 
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5K9

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