The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) has announced a $20,064.84 donation to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, thanks to the outstanding success of the 2017 WBN Holiday Gala held in December.
For more than 30 years, The Women’s Business Network has committed to supporting The YWCA Crossroads Shelter—an essential community resource for women and children fleeing violence, through their annual fundraising event.
Photo courtesy WBN
The donation made will support the YWCA Crossroads Shelter's Nutritional Well-Being program to support local women and children in crisis.
"We feel it’s vital to support and give back to our community, especially to the women and children who utilize Crossroads Shelter and its Nutritional Well-being program," says Lori McKee, WBN's Program Director.
"I got to witness first-hand the high energy and generous contributions handed out by members, donors and volunteers from the day we started planning right up to the night of the Gala," adds McKee. "To our members, guests, donors and volunteers, thank you for all your donations, hard work and support so we could reach our fundraising goal."
Photo from YWCA website
Jen Cureton, YWCA director of philanthropy and communications, had this to say about the donation: “At the YWCA, we invest in both safety and nourishment to help women and children feel welcome and protected. The Women’s Business Network has been a vital partner in helping women and children escape violence and build new lives. We’re so grateful to work with WBN each year through their Holiday Gala to drive our vision to see all women and children thriving.”