Saskatchewan Federation of Labour donates $22,000 to women in need

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 14, 2017

 

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour donates $22,000 to women in need

 

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) has donated a total of $22,000 to 22 different shelters and organizations across the province that provide services for women in need.

 

“Our $22,000 donation is another example of the labour movement’s commitment to helping women in need, and our continued efforts to make sure we get resources to where they are needed most – on the frontline available for women who need them,” said Lori Johb, Secretary-Treasurer of the SFL, “the SFL’s donation is part of our focus on assisting and empowering survivors of domestic violence in Saskatchewan,” she added.

 

In September of this year, the SFL partnered with Hillberg & Berk to exclusively offer Burgundy Sparkle Ball™ Earrings to End Domestic Violence. All proceeds raised from the initiative are designated to directly help women’s shelters and organizations that provide needed services.

 

“Our donation today is only possible because of the incredible support our partnership with Hillberg & Berk has enjoyed from members of the community, Saskatchewan’s unions, and our rank-and-file working members,” said Johb.

 

One of the recipients of today’s donation is the Isabel Johnson Shelter, operated by YWCA Regina.

 

“The contribution received today from the SFL will make a meaningful impact in the lives of women that rely on our shelter,” said Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen, CEO of YWCA Regina, “on behalf of the women that use our services, I would like to thank Saskatchewan’s labour movement and their working members for the leadership they provide on supporting women and working to end domestic violence,” she added.

 

The 22 shelters and organizations that received donations today are based in: North Battleford, Estevan, Regina, Saskatoon, Hudson Bay, Moose Jaw, Melfort, Humboldt, La Ronge, Yorkton, Fort Qu’Appelle, Swift Current, Meadow Lake, and Prince Albert.

 

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The SFL represents over 100,000 working people across the province in 37 affiliated unions.

 

For additional information, contact:

 

Kent Peterson

Strategic Advisor

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

m: 1 (306) 570-1855

e: k.peterson@sfl.sk.ca

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