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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2018

 

PROVIDE CHRISTMAS FOR A WOMAN IN CRISIS: YWCA STOCKINGS OF HOPE CAMPAIGN RUNS FROM NOVEMBER 21, 2018 – DECEMBER 17, 2018

 

Lethbridge, AB – Each year, the YWCA Lethbridge “Stockings of Hope” campaign helps women in crisis experience the joy of the Christmas season by providing them with gifts and much-needed personal items. Last year, generous YWCA donors provided Christmas for over 180 women & their families. Unfortunately, the need is growing, and we expect to receive over 200 requests this year.

Stockings of Hope will be available for adoption in the YWCA Lethbridge lobby starting on November 21, 2018. Unwrapped gifts are to be returned by December 17, 2018 to allow time for staff to sort, wrap and distribute the gifts before Christmas.

Each stocking includes a personal wish-list from a woman (and her children, if she has them). These women are either currently using YWCA programs and services or have used them over the past year. We prioritize Stockings of Hope recipients based on need. There are also a number of stockings that are our wish list. These are critical-need items required by our clients throughout the year, which we hold and distribute as needed – things like personal hygiene items or towels, pillows and blankets for women entering Harbour House, our women’s emergency shelter.

 

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About YWCA Lethbridge & District

Since 1949, YWCA Lethbridge & District has been committed to enhancing the lives of women with programs and services that empower them, support equality and promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. The organization works to achieve positive change in the lives of women and their families by providing strong leadership & mentoring opportunities for women and girls; advocating for women with government & other stakeholders; and through the delivery of programs & services that empower women and girls and promote social & economic well-being. Part of the global YWCA movement and Imagine Canada-certified, YWCA Lethbridge & District is open to women of all ages, cultures and beliefs and is committed to the value of every human being.

 

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Lepko, Chief Executive Officer
403-329-0088  |  ceo@ywcalethbridge.org

Nancy Stuart, Development & Communications Manager
403-329-0088  |  partnerships@ywcalethbridge.org