November 24, 2014 9:41 pm

‘Give Me Shelter’ campaign launches to help Edmonton women’s shelters

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EDMONTON — The 11th annual “Give Me Shelter” campaign launched Monday.

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The campaign raises basic needs like clothing and toiletries as well as Christmas gifts to five women’s shelters: Win House, WINGS, A Safe Place, LaSalle Residence, and Lurana Shelter. The shelters assist women and children who are escaping domestic violence.

The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local Union 488 dropped off 200 wrapped presents on the first day of the campaign.

“We’ve been having lots of work and a lot of our member are in good shape financially so it’s time to give,” said Jean Deslauriers of Local Union 488.

Unwrapped gifts, gift cards, clothing, and toiletries can be dropped off at Global Edmonton (5325 Allard Way) or one of three Shaw locations in the city (Southgate Centre, 10450 – 178 street, and 7633 – 50 street)

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The campaign runs until Dec. 17.

 

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