Shelter Movers is making a huge impact.
Shelter Movers is a federally registered charitable organization providing moving and storage services free of cost to women and children fleeing abuse. They collaborate with community partners to support families transitioning to a life free of violence.
Driven by more than 400 volunteers in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Halifax with new chapters forming in Québec City, Waterloo, Hamilton and York Region, Shelter Movers has served more than 800 families; approximately 8 moves per week since 2016.
Shelter Movers internal cost to move one family is just $200. Ideally, this fundraising initiative will introduce Shelter Movers to new people as they branch out to additional centres across the country. The more people hear about what they are doing, the bigger reach they will have.
Through the next few months as I do the final push in training, to leaving for Nepal and starting the climb, I’m going to document the journey. Shelter Movers is key in offering women a leg up in their next step of fostering resilience in their lives as they leave violence in the rearview mirror. Their influence on families inspires me…sharing their vision is the reason why I am doing all this hard work. By sharing details of this climb, maybe it’ll inspire you to donate to Shelter Movers, spread the work about what they are doing, and help to end the cycle of violence.
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- Jo-Anne & Brian Rippin
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