Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Unionville Presbyterian Church
If you had to leave your house in ten minutes and never come back, what would you grab?
Most would likely answer important documents or the bare necessities. A purse, perhaps. If you’ve children in tow, it’s likely the bulk of what you pack would be for their benefit.
This is a crisis faced by many battered women who seek to escape to shelters. Rarely do they have time to pack properly, and often they find themselves at a shelter holding only what they can carry. When it comes time to leave the shelter and start life fresh, they often lack even the most basic of comforts.
Why Basketeers was created:
To most people, an empty laundry hamper is just that. But to “Basketeers', a laundry hamper represents Hope…hope for a woman leaving a shelter with few possessions, hope for women wanting a fresh start, a new life, motivation and support.
“Basketeers” feels by supporting women in the four shelters that we assist in York Region, we will help them find the strength to create new lives for themselves and their children, not return to their abuser, and by breaking the pattern, feel stronger for their children.
By creating a “New Beginnings” basket either individually, as a family, a group of friends, or with business colleagues, it lets these women know someone out there cares enough about them to take the time and effort to create a themed basket especially for them.
More than 10,000 women have received a “New Beginnings” basket since 2000, and we continue to grow. York Region donated 252 baskets in 2017.
Be part of this special day, bring your basket(s), stay for a while, enjoy some refreshments, visit with other Basketeers and meet representatives from our Region's four shelters. So mark your calendars and start spreading the word. The event will take place at Presbyterian Church,600 Village Parkway, Unionville, Ontario