The Denise House is being supported by the Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™ Giving Shelter fundraising campaign!
From September 9 to October 6, The Denise House is asking residents of Oshawa and Whitby to support our efforts to Empower women embracing opportunities towards a future of their choice.
Community members can support by donating to the annual Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™ Giving Shelter campaign, which supports women and families fleeing violence.
Violence against women is far more common than we think, with two in five women experiencing domestic violence in their lifetime.* Many of us may not realize that a friend, neighbour, or coworker could be affected by domestic violence. Globally, intimate partner violence is one of the most frequent forms of violence against women.** Concerningly, 80 per cent of intimate partner violence continues to go unreported.***
The Denise House has partnered with the Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™ to raise funds to give shelter, hope and a brighter future to those that deserve it most.
The in-store campaign provides customers with the opportunity to purchase and personalize Shoppers Foundation for Women’s HealthTM icons, which are prominently displayed in all participating stores. Customers can support women in their community by visiting any local Shoppers Drug Mart and purchasing a “heart hand” icon, a blue heart hand for $2, red heart hand for $5, dark blue heart hand for $10 and a purple heart hand for $20, with 100 per cent of funds supporting The Denise House.
Participating Stores supporting The Denise House:
Kendalwood Park Plaza; Brooklin Plaza
King & Park; Thickson & Taunton
Ritson Center; Harmony & Taunton
Rossland Square; Oshawa Center
Lake Vista Square; Garden & Taunton
Port Perry; Simcoe & Conlin
Garden & Rossland; Brock St S & Gilbert S E
Alternatively donations can be made online at Shoppers Drug Mart. Be sure to choose The Denise House as your charity of choice for your donation. A tax receipt will be issued for online donations.
The Shoppers Foundation for Women’s HealthTM Giving Shelter campaign is an annual initiative and is one of the leading partnership campaigns of the Shoppers Foundation for Women’s HealthTM platform – the Company’s commitment to fostering health equity by making care more equitable and accessible for all women in Canada.
🦋Thank you to Shoppers Foundation for Women's Health™ for putting women's health first🦋
*Statistics Canada. 2021. Intimate partner violence in Canada, 2018. **WHO A. World Health Organization; Geneva: 2021. Violence against women prevalence estimates, 2018: Global, regional and national prevalence estimates for intimate partner violence against women and global and regional prevalence estimates for non-partner sexual violence against women. ***Spousal violence in Canada, 2019