Uptown donates 200 emergency kits to local society

The Victoria Women's Transition House Society is getting a boost after Uptown donated 200 emergency shelter welcome kits

The Victoria Women’s Transition House Society is getting a boost after a local shopping centre donated 200 emergency shelter welcome kits last week.

Uptown shopping centre handpicked and packaged basic items like shampoo and toothpaste as well as additional comforts like bath salts and nail filers to gift to the shelter. There are also welcome kits for children that include baby wipes, tear-free shampoo and tub toys.

Susan Howard, development director of the society, said the kits are placed in the bedrooms of each new resident at the shelter and are used during their 30-day stay.

“We want to sincerely thank Uptown for this thoughtful donation of Emergency Shelter Welcome Kits and for helping us with our important Welcome Kit program,” said Howard. “Kits are needed year-round for women, with and without children, who are fleeing domestic abuse.”

The society is also launching its spring fundraising campaign to raise funds towards operating costs of the emergency shelter and community programs and services for women and children who witness abuse.

For more info, transitionhouse.net.

 

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