No woman should ever have to choose between poverty and violence -- and yet, women across Canada have to make this excruciating choice every day.
At One Spark, our mission is to help women secure the financial means to live violence free. And that's a challenge every day. But now, amid a public health crisis that has flipped Canadians' lives upside down, so many in our communities, including the women we help who have made the courageous decision to leave violent situations, are struggling more than ever simply to meet the basic needs of their families.
For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, we are asking our One Spark community to consider purchasing a gift card or making a financial donation to assist struggling families to purchase groceries or other basic needs. We, in turn, commit to ensuring that every donated gift card and every dollar raised during this campaign assists families that simply cannot afford food or basic necessities. Your gift will help to bring much-needed relief during a time of tremendous stress.
Gift card donations (for any store) can be mailed directly to the One Spark office at 5063 North Service Road, Suite 200, Burlington, ON L7L 5H6. Alternatively, in certain geographic areas, we will arrange to pick them up. If you would like to request a pick-up, email email@example.com.
If you would prefer to donate money, we will use your donation to purchase gift cards and necessities for families in need. As a volunteer-driving initiative, every dollar will be directed to meeting the basic needs of struggling families. Please make your donations on this page to ensure they are directed to the Gift Card Appeal.
Thank you for rallying in support of families in need during this difficult time. As our One Spark community has demonstrated time and time again, we are so much stronger together.