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Please consider donating to Women 4 Change during COVID.
Pandemic Relief Fund
Hamilton Community Foundation has launched the Pandemic Response Fund to help address the needs of Hamiltonians today and in the months ahead. We have launched the fund with an initial $2 million commitment. You can read more about the Pandemic Response Fund here.
Women 4 Change Grants
We also acted quickly to provide the W4C grants to our grantees, Welcome Inn and Vanier Towers. As you recall, we made grants to both last year, and planned to continue to allow them to further the programs we were supporting.
Both Welcome Inn and Vanier Towers are in urgent need given the challenges from COVID-19. We have sent the W4C grants of $10,000 and $15,000 respectively. They will be repurposing a portion of the grants to address their urgent needs.
Welcome Inn: $10,000
Welcome Inn provides programming to community members in various forms. Isolated seniors affected by COVID-19 is a key area of concern and we are thrilled with the work Welcome Inn is doing to address this. They have switched their face-to-face visits to telephone calls and added to the list of those they are contacting. They have also added the delivery of emergency food hampers to seniors in need.
Vanier Towers: $15,000
Vanier Towers is a housing complex that is home to some of Hamilton’s most vulnerable people including people with addictions, mental health concerns and elderly singles. Vanier Towers is in the process of securing and providing free WIFI to all residents to allow them to connect with each other, friends and family. They are also setting up an office space with a computer and phone that can be used by residents via appointment. The room will allow residents without a computer to connect with people and perhaps order groceries online. Vanier Towers staff are calling seniors in the building to ensure they are well and to provide companionship via phone.
Rest assured that the Women 4 Change group is having a profound impact on both of these organizations during this challenging time. We are thankful for your contributions and dedication to make Hamilton a better place.
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