Walk A Mile - YOUR Style
YOUR Walk. YOUR People. YOUR Support. YOUR Impact.
- Gather your family, friends, coworkers, and employees and walk in the community, decked out in pink, to end gender-based violence in Niagara.
- Register your walk on a “virtual” map.
- Teams are encouraged to help spread awareness about gender-based violence and compete for the best pink-decorated house/business in October.
- Saturday October 16, 2021
- A virtual community walk
- 11:30 am
- Opening ceremonies via Facebook Live
- 12:00 pm
- Teams take to the streets to Walk a Mile
- 1:00 pm
- Closing ceremonies via Facebook Live
Donor Hall of Fame
Thank you, Niagara!
We offer our heartfelt thanks to our donors, friends, and supporters for their thoughtful and meaningful contributions that help protect and support thousands of survivors in our community.
Giant Tiger on Scott Street
Giant Tiger on Scott Street in St. Catharines helped to spread the cheer this past holiday season and donated an amazing $612 in gift cards!
A special thank you to the cashiers and staff who went above and beyond to ensure our survivors are supported.
Bench Brewing Company
Thank you Bench Brewing Company for your longstanding support in providing vital funds that help sustain our life-saving priority programs and services.
With your dedicated support, you have not only ensured Gillian's Place can meet the unique and complex needs of our vulnerable clients, but have ensured the West Niagara community is aware of GP and ways we can all work together to end gender-based violence.
Shoppers Drug Mart Grimsby & Beamsville
A huge thank you to Shoppers Drug Mart Grimsby and Beamsville for working together once again to raise $11,950 to help support our priority programs in the community of West Niagara.
With your consistent and dedicated support through the Love You program, survivors in our community are provided the help and wrap-around care they deserve and need 24/7, 365 days a year.
Travis Cairns Desjardins Insurance Agent & Michael Schram Desjardins Insurance and Financial Services
Travis came by our emergency shelter to drop off essential toiletries to ensure our clients have the items they need when fleeing violence and abuse.
Your generosity has helped those fleeing dangerous and life-threatening situations tremendously.
The Rotary Club of Grimsby Fantasy of Trees
Thank you to The Rotary Club of Grimsby for your tremendous long-standing support of Gillian's Place West Niagara with the Fantasy of Trees event this past holiday season.
It was a pleasure to join other admirable organizations at the Charity-Recipient Evening last week to celebrate and honour those that ensure our community has the support they need and deserve.
Kelly Jones Desjardin Insurance Agent
Kelly dropped off essential items at our emergency shelter including diapers, towels, bath and body products, and more!
We thank their agency so much for taking the time to help and providing support to the survivors staying at Gillian’s Place.
Ironwood Cider House
Thank you to Ironwood Cider House for hosting an amazing and successful Cocktails for a Cause fundraiser in support of GP!
The community gathered for a night of live music, cocktail competition, and a silent auction that raised $2,100 to support survivors in our community.
St. Catharines Roadrunner & Walkers
Every year, the St. Catharines Roadrunner & Walkers hold an annual Valentines Day 5k in support of Gillian’s Place!
This year for the 41st annual race, over $4,000 was raised to help empower the women, sexually and gender diverse individuals, and children on their journey to be free from violence and abuse!
We are so thankful for your long-standing support of GP to ensure we are here 24/7, 365 days for our community.
Mary-Ann and Nicole of Hilton
Mary-Anne and Nicole of Hilton provided our residents with some much-needed self-care items from SEPHORA! Sephora held a conference at the Hilton and asked to donate some products to Gillian’s Place.
Thank you Mary-Ann and Nicole for choosing GP and coordinating a drop off!
Mary Ward Catholic School
Mary Ward Catholic School participated in their 3rd annual Lenten Step Challenge winning their second consecutive challenge with a team average of over 17,000 steps per day!
Their donation of $1,497 to Gillian's Place is much appreciated!
Congratulations, Mary Ward Niagara on all of your success, and a special thank you to the 8 schools and two CEC teams that participated.
Faboo Art Show
Artist Michael Halliwell of Faboo Art held an exhibition of his artwork with proceeds going to support community organizations including Gillian’s Place!
Mick raised over $1,700 that will help change the lives of survivors seeking safety and support through Gillian’s Place.
Thank you, Michael, for being an ally and advocate of our work.
Alistair "Kid's Can Cook!" Cookbook Donation
We want to congratulate grade 8 student Alistair for writing his own cookbook “Kids Can Cook! Healthy simple recipes for anyone to make” for moms and children trying to eat nutritious meals while also staying on budget.
Alistair generously donated two copies of his cookbook to Gillian’s Place to share his passion for cooking and give back to the community. Way to go Alistair!
Thank you Meridian OneCap for your generous donation to Gillian's Place!
We are so appreciative to have your support. You truly make the difference for us at GP, and we are extremely grateful for your commitment to end gender-based violence in Niagara!
The Royal Henley Retirement Community and Fill a Purse for a Sister High Tea Fashion Show
A big thank you to The Royal Henley Retirement Community and Angel Freedman from Fill A Purse For A Sister Campaign for their collaborative effort. They collected over 60 purses filled with essential items for the survivors staying at Gillian's Place!
Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School Social Justice League
Thank you to the Social Justice League at Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School for holding a bake sale for Women’s History Month! They raised $600 for Gillian's Place!
We appreciate you all for raising awareness about gender-based violence and giving back to your community.
Royal LePage NRC - Margie Spence Team Golf Tournament
Thank you to Royal LePage NRC for their continued and generous support!
Our Director of Development and Communications, Graeme Dargavel, recently met with Margie Spence and her team to present Gillian's Place with a donation of over $9,500 raised as part of their golf tournament and realtor fees through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School Donation Collection
St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School collected donations from staff and the school commununity that will help Gillian's Place provide support to those who need it most!
Thank you so much for helping to break the cycle of violence in our community.
Kelly from Kelly's Kreations stopped by our emergency shelter to drop off some soap and bath bombs for the residents staying at Gillian's Place!
Fit Collective Foundation
Thank you to Ashley and the team at Fit Collective St. Catharines for choosing Gillian's Place as a January recipient of the Fit Collective Foundation to help support those most vulnerable in our community!
With the support of the community coming out to skate, Fit Collective raised over $700 to support survivors. Your commitment to support GP and other vital organizations in Niagara is inspiring.
Beamsville Women's Institute
Thank you to The Beamsville Women's Institute who collected adorable stuffed animals for the children and youth who seek safety and support with their family at GP.
Not only did they provide furry friends, but collected $200 in donations from their members to help our priority programs. We are so thankful!
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Gillian's Place is grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their longstanding support of our work to end gender-based violence in Niagara. Recently, Gillian's Place was awarded a grant to upgrade to a Fibre Internet Connection.
"Since installing our fibre optic connection almost a year ago, we have had zero internet outages. This has ensured that our servers and crisis line are always working, and that residents can reliably access the internet for employment and housing searches, online learning, and connecting with supports. We are so thankful to the OTF for their support of this project." - Zacheriah Loeb-Houston, Manager of Strategy & Infrastructure