A handful of driven women from Southampton have decided to give back by hosting a clothing drive and fundraiser for The Women’s Centre Grey & Bruce on April 25th, 2018.
Called ‘Spark Joy’, women throughout Grey & Bruce are invited to donate select pieces from their wardrobe that are current, clean, and suitable for work. These pieces will then be passed on to the Women’s Centre and Second Stage for women in need of clothing for job interviews or current employment.
The event will be hosted at the Elk & Finch Coffee Pub in Southampton on Thursday, April 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Guest speakers will include Saugeen Shores Mayor Luke Charbonneau, Executive Coach Jackie Serviss, and The Women’s Centre Executive Director Heather Fowler.
“The Women’s Centre provides outreach and housing to abused women and children and I wanted to help any way possible to empower them to get to the next phase of their lives,” said event organizer and community member Alexanne Pizycki. “I am really excited for this event as I think it will show the great support our community has for women in need.”
Clothing will be brought back to the Women’s Centre in Owen Sound for residents to pick and choose from as they like. Local businesses will be offering free services to women at the shelter, like make-up & hair styling before a job interview. Many other larger local businesses will be offering industry-tailored resume writing & application coaching to the women as well.
About The Women’s Centre
The Women’s Centre Grey & Bruce Inc. (TWC) located in Owen Sound is a non-profit charitable organization that is committed to supporting women and children as they build safe and sustainable lives free from abuse and violence. The centre provides shelter for over 100 women and 60 children per year. We also receive over 1,000 crisis calls and support women and families with transitional outreach and court support services.