(Left to right) In September 2020, Sylvie Guenther, Executive Director, Hiatus House, presented Mary-Ann Stark and Bonnie Pacuta (lead partner, Rotary Club of Windsor-Walkerville) with a Certificate of Appreciation for donating over 70 baskets through Windsor Basketeers' inaugural campaign.
Please help us provide unwavering support during these uncertain times!
Tragically, domestic violence is on the rise and during the pandemic, abused and compromised women need people to care about them more than ever. If you are looking for a meaningful way to help, Windsor Basketeers offers a loving and giving pathway to help give women much-needed items—providing the hope and encouragement they deserve.
After much consideration, Windsor Basketeers is thrilled to be able to launch our 2021 campaign! We are moving forward with a hybrid approach so you—our generous donors—can choose how you wish to support this year’s drive. Whether you make a basket (or two!) or provide a cash donation, we know that everyone’s efforts to support the women who rely on Hiatus House will be graciously received.
This year, you have two options for how you choose to give!
1. Make a basket!
Preparing a basket can be a wonderful family or group experience. Fill a laundry basket with whatever YOU think someone would love! Its contents will provide much-needed items, and your efforts will offer help when it means the most. Please register your basket on our main website (http://basketeers.org/baskets/register) so we know it’s coming, and then drop it off!
Drop-off date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Place: The Safety Village, 7911 Forest Glade Drive (Windsor)
2. Send us money!
With your generous cash donation, we will purchase gift cards and deliver them to Hiatus House. The gift cards will provide women at risk with the opportunity to purchase exact household and personal care items they need to transition from the shelter to their new home. The deadline for cash donations is Monday, November 22, 2021. Instructions are at the top of this page!
I launched Windsor Basketeers because I wanted to give back to my community. I didn’t realize just how satisfying an experience it would be, and I am absolutely overwhelmed by YOUR generosity and golden hearts. There were many stories, hugs and even tears shared during our November 2019 drop-off event, and we were doubly amazed last year with your kind words and generous donations during a very difficult time, which made me even more committed to keeping this annual initiative focused and strong!
I invite YOU to join me, Bonnie and others in standing behind brave women on their journey to a new beginning.
With warm regards,
Mary-Ann Stark, Windsor Chapter coordinator
*Please note Basketeers is not a registered charity. No tax receipt will be issued for donations.
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