Thank you to all our staff who donated to the women’s empowerment kits drive and to everyone who helped to assemble all the kits!
Our employees donated almost $2,000 in monetary donations along with Binnie’s contribution of $1,600. There was also an additional $100+ in item donations (total $3,700+).
With the help of staff who assembled kits after work, we created about 250 empowerment kits which included:
- Brushes with Mirrors
- Dental Floss
- Drawstring Makeup Bags
- Elastic Hair Ties
- Eye Masks for Sleeping
- Grace & Stella Under Eye Gel Mask
- Lifesaver Breath Mints
- Motivational Inspirational Cards
- Nail Manicure Files
- Neutrogena Makeup/Cleansing Face Wipes
- Pocket Tissue Packs
- Shampoo and Conditioner 2in1
- Spiral Hair Ties
- Vanity Cosmetic Set (Nail File, Q-tips, Cotton)
We are so grateful for all the help and donations. Donations will be delivered to Atira Women’s Resource Society and The Bloom Group.
About Atira Women’s Resource Society
Our mission at Atira Women’s Resource Society is twofold: to provide direct services to women and children fleeing violence, and to raise awareness of all forms of gendered violence through education and advocacy. Since 1983, Atira has offered safe and supportive housing to women and children impacted by violence, as well as a range of services in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Burnaby, Surrey, White Rock, and Richmond. These services include: long-term and transitional housing, shelter programs, housing outreach and homelessness prevention programs, outreach to senior women and First Nations, Metis and Inuit women affected by violence, support for parents and children who witness abuse, legal support, Stopping the Violence counseling, the 16-step program, and self-employment initiatives.
About The Bloom Group
The Bloom Group responds to the most urgent needs of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We embrace transformative solutions for resolving pressing and complex challenges. We fill the gaps in areas that are critical to building a resilient community. Since 1961, The Bloom Group has led many of our community’s most progressive social services to reduce homelessness, provide end-of-life care for individuals with mental health challenges and addictions, ensure women-led families in crisis can stay together as they rebuild their lives, provide financial management for at-risk seniors, and much more.