November 21st to November 26th 2019, WCYR 5th Annual Signature Auction will be online featuring items that are sure to meet everyone’s holiday needs, all while supporting a vital cause in our community. Each year WCYR hosts an auction as a fundraiser for the programs and services we offer. This year we want to focus on experiences; local and global! WCYR’s annual auction is promoted throughout York Region online, on the radio, and all over social media. Yearly, more than 1000 people visit our auction page and our online reach has expanded to 2500 on Facebook alone! Furthermore, we are using a new auction platform that is sure to increase bidding and exposure! We believe this year can be our best year yet with your support! Check out our 2019 Annual Signature Online Auction for more details about the great incentives available for companies!
Women’s Centre of York Region (WCYR) assists women through systemic and individual barriers that prevent them from moving out of poverty towards prosperity. The average age of a woman who visits our Centre is 44; 65% of these women are mothers, 21% are single mothers with dependents under the age of 18 years old. When a woman comes to us for counselling or a group skills program, she increases her self-confidence and communication skills, or changes careers to a one that gives her a sense of purpose, all the way to learning how to manage her finances; All of which, have a ripple effect in her family life and community. When women transform through our programs they’re transforming their relationships with themselves, their children, and society as a whole, this is how the ripple effect helps not only the women we see but also their children, their employment and their future. Please read how Jennifer transformed her life with the help from WCYR in our 2018 Annual Report. When you donate to WCYR you are helping women just like Jennifer, their families and the community.