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The Power of PJs fundraiser, pandemic style for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Winnipeg, Canada – November 2, 2020 -The Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters (MAWS) and the Provincial Shelters would like to announce a joint fundraiser, pandemic style, during the month of November for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, help us spread the word about “The Power of PJs”.
Each year shelters in Manitoba assist thousands of women, men and children, some arriving at the shelter with just the clothes on their backs. When violence happens victims will grab the children and run. Help us wrap them in love and warm PJs by donating funds online to the shelter near you or to MAWS, the funds will be used to purchase new pajamas, socks and toiletries.
Deena Brock, Provincial Coordinator for MAWS stated “It’s an uncomfortable conversation but anyone’s friend or relative can one day find themselves in an abusive relationship and may need, without notice the services of a family violence shelter. We are asking the public to help by donating online to the shelter of your choice so they can purchase what is most needed for their residents.”
Please contact the shelter closest to you to arrange your donation or encourage your co-workers to do a donation drive during November, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Visit https://maws.mb.ca/get-help/find-a-shelter/ for a list of the shelters.
During the year 2019-2020 MAWS shelters provided 52,329 bed nights to women, men and children who were victims of domestic violence and dealt with 16,697 crisis line calls.
To learn more about The Power of PJs, contact a shelter closest to you.
Deena Brock, Provincial Coordinator
Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters, 204-430-4346
About the Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters
The Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters consists of shelters and agencies all working in the field of family violence services and prevention. MAWS is the backbone organization that provides leadership and support for organizations working with those experiencing abuse, b: identifying and addressing common areas of need, strengthening standard practices, and increasing awareness of domestic abuse. www.maws.mb.ca The Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters is a registered charity and is funded by generous donors.