“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” – Washington Irving
WAYS TO GIVE
Make a financial contribution to help provide immediate shelter, counseling and prevention services over the holiday season and beyond.
If you would like to contribute non perishable food items or unwrapped new items to support basic necessities and daily living at the shelter, please refer to our 2021 Wish List.
When thinking of the holidays, a warm picture is painted before us as we bask in the holiday spirit.
So, it is disappointing to know that for some – the picture is not so warm; for some, the holidays are another reminder that they are without a safe place to sleep. This was true for a recent client who was experiencing chronic homelessness, various safety concerns, and had been through so much. When brought into shelter and shown her room by Hannah, a Residential Counsellor, the client became very emotional and started crying. As she cried she told Hannah this was the first time she felt safe in a long while.
That is why investing in community supports like Cornerstone is so important. In the past year, community support has provided vital, accessible, effective, and transformative services to more than 1800 women, children, and youth in Northumberland County.
Will you make a donation to help transform another persons future?
Together, we can create the picture perfect holiday for many this holiday season and continue our commitment of providing a safe place for our families… a place where hope can take root and grow.