The Fill a Purse for a Sister Campaign began locally six years ago.
The numbers of domestic abuse incidents have dramatically increased during the pandemic, and there are more women, youth and children in need. To address this issue purses,new or gently used, (please, no reusable shopping/grocery bags) are filled with items women really need - feminne hygienne products, soap, kleenex... And this year, masks, hand sanitizer.... Click here for a list of needed items.
Men’s shelters are also in need of help too. So if you would like to donate a backpack for men, that would be greatly appreciated.
There are 3 drop-off locations in Richmond Hill:
- ACTIVATING HEALTH CENTRE,10330, YONGE STREET, UNIT 4,
- MARLIN DIGITAL IMAGING INC. 30, EAST BEAVER CREEK ROAD, SUITE 101 - Hours: 9 am to 5 pm.
- DR. C. P. GIRI DENTISTRY. 9791, Bayview Avenue
This campaign runs until December 1st.
There is a Facebook group that you can check out and join: “Fill a Purse for a Sister Oak Ridges and Richmond Hill.” For more information and to offer your help please contact Manisha Melwani at [email protected]