Sunday, November 30, 2008

Give the Gift of Safety

Golden Acre Garden Sentre has joined forces with CTV and Energy 101.5 FM to Give the Gift of Safety this Christmas, in support of the YWCA Mary Dover House.

For many of us, Christmas is a rich tradition – a time to celebrate with family and friends, and reflect on our good fortune. But for some Calgary women and their children, Christmas is a time of fear, and there is little to be thankful for. That’s because domestic violence does not respect the holidays.

Calgary has the second-highest rate of domestic violence in Canada and the trend is for the abuse to get worse over Christmas.
From now until December 24th, visit Golden Acre Garden Sentre and make sure you ask one of us how you can Give the Gift of Safety.

On December 4th, tune into Energy 101.5 FM for a live radiothon that will take place at Golden Acre Garden Sentre. Hear the personal stories of abuse survivors and experts as they help us understand the importance of the community’s involvement.

Erin Wilde, Meg Tucker and I got our heads together and made our own "Energy 101.5 Wreath" that is up for auction with all proceeds going towards the YWCA. Please Help Us Help Them. Make a bid, and you might be the one taking this one-of-a-kind Wreath home and helping all the ladies in need at the YWCA.

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