20th Annual Global News Give Me Shelter Campaign

It’s a shocking statistic. Each year, thousands of women and children flee domestic violence to find shelter at one of Alberta’s women’s shelters. Many women leave quickly with their children taking nothing more than the clothes on their backs in a desperate attempt to get away. Having somewhere safe is vital to these families.

No one should be forgotten during the holidays.

For 20 years, thanks to the generous support of our community, the Global News Give Me Shelter campaign has provided thousands of much-needed items and Christmas gifts for women and children who are the survivors of violence in our community, as well as thousands of dollars in donations.

This year, our Global News Give Me Shelter campaign raised over $88,000 for 6 Edmonton and area women’s shelters.

All donations were divided evenly among the 6 participating shelters:

There are many women’s shelters throughout Alberta that need your support this holiday season. Consider a donation to the shelters in your area. Go to to find a shelter in your community.

Thank you for showing you care by making a donation and standing up for the women and children who are escaping family violence during the holidays, and every day.

If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence, find a shelter in your area or call the confidential 24-hour hotline at 1-866-331-3933. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.