Think of all the personal care items you use every day…. like shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, facial cleanser, body moisturizer. Now imagine that you had to leave your home suddenly and leave all those things behind.
For women and children in Guelph and Wellington County, Marianne’s Place is a safe alternative to a violent home. Each year, nearly 300 women and children stay at Marianne’s Place, a shelter for abused women and their children. Some mothers and children have to leave their homes in the middle of the night, taking only their clothes and whatever they can carry. When they arrive at Marianne’s Place, they are given the daily essentials that everyone needs — like toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo.
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is excited about working with Well.ca to bring personal care items to women and children staying at Marianne’s Place. “Shampoo, deodorant, baby wipes, moisturizer— these are all things that women and their children use every day. So we’re very happy that Well.ca is working with us locally to bring these much needed items to women at Marianne’s Place” says Zhaleh Afshar, Public Educator at Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis.
This holiday season, give a meaningful gift for a mother and child staying at Marianne’s Place shelter. Choose from one of our four wellness packages or purchase all four to give a complete Welcome Basket for a woman and her child. Once you order the package, Well.ca will deliver it to the women and children staying at Marianne’s Place on your behalf.
For more information about Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis and Marianne’s Place, please visit www.gwwomenincrisis.org.