London Community Foundation

We are pleased to accept a grant of $3,450 from the Arlene and Terry Campbell Homeless Fund of the London Community Foundation.

This grant will ensure women and children who have been abused are able to access real time assistance at Women’s Place Elgin’s Emergency Shelter – 24 hours a day – from anywhere across Elgin County.

Thank you for such wonderful generosity!


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Aylmer Area Community Foundation Keeps on Giving!

On December 19, the Aylmer Area Community Foundation donated an additional $5,000 for a total of $10,000 to Building Hope Saving Lives. It is heartening to have their support as they ensure there is a safe place for women and children to go in Elgin County. Your generosity is incredible! Thank you!

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Yarmouth Mutual Insurance Christmas Kindness

On December 12, Yarmouth Mutual Insurance donated gifts for 69 children and 24 women we are supporting. Three hampers and gifts for another three families were also given, should they be needed over the holidays.  Truly a gift from a group of outstanding souls! Thank you so much!

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Santa Arrives at the Emergency Shelter!

We were thrilled to have Santa visit the Emergency Shelter on December 14, courtesy of the St. Thomas Police Association! What a wonderful gift of generosity and support to those who need it!  Thank you very much!

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Royal LePage Triland Garage Sale Donation

For the past 15 years, Royal LePage has donated to shelters across the country. Earlier this year, Triland Realty held their annual garage sale and on December 11 presented a cheque for $1,823 to help women and children across Elgin County reach counsel and safety 24 hours a day.  We thank you for your ongoing support and generosity!

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Air Cadet Squadron 741 Shares Holiday Cheer

We were thrilled to receive wonderful Christmas donations from the Air Cadet Squadron 741 of St. Thomas. These young people, ranging in age from 12 – 18 years, are valued supporters of Violence Against Women Services Elgin County. Thank you for thinking of the youth in our community who need help!

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St. Andrew’s United Church Women Bring Holiday Spirit

Rev. Joan Golden and Marjorie Gowdey of St. Andrew’s United Church Women dropped off beautiful Christmas baskets on December 10 for the women we serve. St. Andrew’s United Church Women have been longtime supporters of our agency we are proud to partner with them in our community. Thank you once again for your generosity!

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Stockings for the Soul

On December 2, a mighty group of women out of East Elgin by the name of “Stuffing Stockings for the Soul” dropped off some holiday cheer when they delivered 60 stockings for the women and children we serve. This annual tradition started 3 years ago when 5 women got together and thought about those that have to go without over the holiday season. They have now over a dozen members who get together and fill stockings with kindness. Each stocking is carefully thought out and includes all ages from infants to tweens and their Moms.

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Vienna Lioness Club Support

On November 7, 2014 the Vienna Lioness Club donated all that a family of 4 needs to settle into their new home. Thank you for your extreme thoughtfulness!

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Kinette Club Donates

The Kinette Club of St. Thomas held their Ladies Only Diamonds and Denim Dance and Silent Auction to support Violence Against Women, Services Elgin County.  As a result, on November 6, 2014 they presented a cheque for $1,100. The funds will be used for the transportation services which provide women across Elgin County to access counsel and safety 24 hours a day.  Thank you for your generosity!

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