Amigas 6th annual event, On Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Amigas Ottawa is back again joining forces to build a compelling bond; not only for the success of Amigas but, together with Chance Foundation and the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, to benefit the lives of the children in Eastern Ontario.
EORC is relocating to a new location at Gloucester Shopping Mall in the spring of 2016 and a need was identified for a child/youth counselling room within the facility. Approximately 500 kids go through the centre in any given year to access either a small group or individual counselling. This room could be the place where kids who have witnessed or experienced violence come to heal; it’s the place where youth learn to deal with their issues constructively; where young women develop their self-esteem; it’s a place of solace in otherwise difficult circumstances.
The cost of retrofitting the space for the room has been estimated at approximately $14,000 and together, Amigas, Chance Foundation and the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre are working hard to reach this goal! The Amigas Gala on Saturday, February 27th, will go a long way to raising the funds to build this safe place for the children. To reach our goal of $14,000, and to make the gala a success, we need your support!