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Make a difference for local women with’s online pop-up store in support of YWCA Sudbury

Your donation will be matched eight times by local businesses!
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International Women’s Day, March 8, is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women, but it is also a call to action for ending gender inequality here in Canada and around the world.

Women are particularly vulnerable when it comes to homelessness, domestic abuse and sexual violence. 

That is why we are spearheading an online pop-up store fundraiser to help YWCA Sudbury provide safe shelter, services and necessities to women facing these challenges here in our community.

And you can help make a difference too.

Giant Tiger Lasalle has donated care packages for our loyal readers to purchase for the women’s shelter through an online pop-up store. is matching the value of the care package donations with a cash donation to YWCA Sudbury.

But that’s not all.

We know that Sudbury is full of caring individuals and businesses who would generously donate to this initiative as well. So, we contacted a number of local businesses to see if they would also like to match reader contributions with a cash donation. 

As a result, for every care package purchased for the YWCA Sudbury in our pop-up store from now until March 7 at 12 p.m., each dollar will be matched eight times and all proceeds will go directly to the shelter. 

That means your $25 donation will be turned into a $225 donation!

Here is how you can buy a care package in support of YWCA Sudbury:

  • Log in to your member account (or register for free). 
  • Select a care package you would like to donate and enter your credit card details.
  • Check the 'Confirm’ button and click ‘Donate’ to confirm your purchase.
  • That's it, you did it! You gave back to our local women’s shelter in a big way.

Thanks to the following businesses who have joined us in matching each donation: 

Adoro Olive Oils & Vinegars, CO-OP Regionale, Ranger’s Cremation, Roy’s Furniture, Technica Mining, The Mama Coach - Carolyn Marshall and Thunder Airlines Ltd. is proud to lead this worthwhile cause in an effort to help make a difference for women in our community.

Programs like this and support from businesses and community members - like you - help us to give back to Sudbury in a meaningful way.

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Riley Barsanti, Community Cares team

About the Author: Riley Barsanti, Community Cares team

Riley is a Communications Specialist and member of the Village Media Cares Team, whose mission is to create meaningful, long-lasting and positive change in the communities we serve.
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