This summer, Wilbur-Ellis Feed donated $10,000 (13,251 Canadian dollars) to the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women, a safe housing provider that exists to reduce the devastating impact of homelessness and poverty by providing safe emergency shelter and transitional support to women and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Windsor, Ontario. The donation will go toward the center’s Pink Door Campaign, a $2 million effort to find a larger, permanent space to provide more beds for single women and family shelter units.
“We are thrilled to receive this donation to keep the momentum going for our Pink Door Campaign,” said Welcome Centre Shelter for Women Strategic Partnerships Manager Kristin Douglas. “There is an urgent need for more space to better serve women and families experiencing homelessness in our community and this donation will make a huge difference.”
The Welcome Centre Shelter for Women hopes to purchase their new “forever home” this year—serving both women and families, 24/7, under the same roof.
“When my son went off to university, I finally had the time to give back to my community,” said Wilbur-Ellis Feed Canada Transportation Specialist Tanya Kornacker, who has been volunteering at the shelter since 2015. “The homeless is where my heart and passion was and continues to be.”