Happy International Women’s Day 2014! Is it not wonderful that there are places where women can go to in times of need to receive support in a non-judgmental, safe, confidential and caring environment? At the Halton Women’s Centre in Ontario, Canada, each woman who comes through the door is treated as important and unique.
Who Are We
We are Hilda Esedebe (Canada), Brittney McDonald (USA) and Vignesh Ramkumar (India) and we are Masters Students at Novancia Business School, Paris. We are carrying out this crowdfunding project as a way to learn more about this fairly new and innovative way to fund projects, charities and business ventures. You may find us on Facebook and LinkedIn. We have chosen to raise funds for the Halton Women’s where Hilda once volunteered as a peer counselor.
About the Charity
The Halton Women’s Centre is a unique, community-based, non-profit, multi-service organization which supports, educates and empowers women of all walks of life, providing help for a wide range of issues including:
• Coping with abuse and self esteem issues
• Support through transitions and periods of distress
• Starting a business or finding a job
• Counseling (available in nine different languages) to effect positive change and healing
• Providing legal advice
• Income tax assistance and;
• Providing a community where women can recognize their skills and potential
The Women’s Centre is a charitable organization driven by trained volunteers who are dedicated to the cause. These past 25 years, the centre has supported over 45,000 women from all walks of life.
More information on the centre can be found at: http://www.haltonwomenscentre.org/
We were hoping to raise funds for the centre’s Angel of Hope Campaign with a goal of $1000. With limited government funding and no core money, we are launching our campaign to raise essential funds to support the Women's Centre’s programs and services.
To thank you for your kindness in donating to this worthy cause, upon completion of the crowdfunding campaign on April 14th 2014, a gracious e-card will be emailed to all donors. For donations over $20, a beautiful e-calendar showcasing Paris will be emailed with a tax receipt.
We appeal to you, our family, friends, and members of the community to graciously donate as much as possible to support this worthy cause.
You are an Angel of Hope!