Every $1* donated in June is a chance to WIN!

Every $1* donated in June is a chance to WIN!

This June, every $1 donated to Luke’s Place via CanadaHelps, increases our chance of winning $20,000 through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.  The grand prize draw will take place on July 1st, Canada Day, and one lucky charity will receive this new grand prize of $20,000. CanadaHelps knows that the charitable sector has been hit hard by COVID-19, and has doubled the prize this year!

Luke’s Place continues to support women and their children who have been subjected to intimate partner violence during COVID-19.  Gender-based violence was already a critical emergency in this country and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed what advocates have long pointed out.

The public policies put in place as a result of COVID-19 were important in controlling the spread and flattening the curve, but they also put women with abusive partners at greater risk of harm, by further isolating them.  Luke’s Place has worked hard to continue delivering our direct and provincial services via telephone and technology, and we fully expect an uptick in demand for services when our economy opens back up and people return to work.

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is an important fundraising event that comes at a critical time, given the fact that in-person fundraising events and activities have been put on hold due to COVID-19 and social distancing.  Now more than ever, we need your support!

 

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