COVID-19: How your support helps women and girls during the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is having an on vulnerable women and girls throughout Canada. Programs and services are seeing a surge in gender-based violence and economic problems and they’re struggling to meet women’s needs.
The situation becomes more urgent by the day.
That’s why we launched the Tireless Together Fund: a national emergency fund to provide critical support to women and girls through the COVID-19 crisis. It will help vital services to reach women and girls now and continue to support them in the coming months.
When you donate to the Tireless Together Fund, you’ll help service providers with:
- staffing and volunteer shortfalls;
- wraparound support (e.g. childcare, food, transit);
- safety supplies (gloves, masks, cleaning supplies);
- operational costs (rent, utilities);
- digitization of services for physical distancing;
- and more …
We are partnering with the Government of Canada to deliver emergency funding to some services. But more is urgently needed.
We need your help to ensure programs and services can survive, that the most vulnerable women and girls have the supports they need to get through this crisis, and that they have the resources to rebuild their lives in the months ahead.
We recognize that these are uncertain times for everyone. Every gift will help and every dollar counts. We are so grateful for your support at this critical time.
UPDATE: Thanks to you, 25 organizations all over Canada have received $10,000 grants from the Tireless Together Fund. Your continued generosity is urgently needed and makes a big impact.
“This will help our organization mitigate substantial enterprise losses and most importantly, gives us COURAGE to continue and support the work and social change action led by women.” -Julia Grady, Executive Director of 10C (Guelph, Ontario)
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