Media Advisory - "Shop 'til it Stops" at Winners and HomeSense on May 7th and help to end violence against women



    TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - The Canadian Women's Foundation, in partnership
with Winners and HomeSense and BMO Financial Group, is holding a cross-Canada
"Shop 'til it Stops" sales event on Thursday May 7th. A percentage of all
purchases made at Winners and HomeSense on this day will be donated to
"Shelter from the Storm", Canada's largest national fundraising and awareness
campaign dedicated to ending violence against women. And when shoppers pay
with their BMO MasterCard(R) an additional percentage will be donated to the
campaign.
    Funds raised will support more than 450 shelters for abused women and
their children across Canada and community violence prevention programs that
are breaking the cycle of abuse.
    For more information visit www.shelterfromthestorm.ca
    To find a Winners or HomeSense location near you visit www.winners.ca or
www.homesense.ca
    Also, tune into the Shelter from the Storm telethon on May 7th from 6
a.m. to 10 a.m. on Breakfast Television in Vancouver, or listen to the Shelter
from the Storm radio-thon on May 7th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on participating
radio stations across Canada:

    
    107.7 The River, Lethbridge
    LITE 96 FM, Calgary
    98.1 CHFI FM, Toronto
    96.7 CHYM FM, Kitchener
    105.3 EZ Rock, Sudbury
    105.3 Kiss FM, Ottawa
    102.3 Clear FM, Winnipeg
    The Coast FM, Kincardine
    K-ROCK 105.7, Kingston
    KIX 106, Kitchener
    

    Shelter from the Storm is an annual fundraising and awareness campaign of
the Canadian Women's Foundation and its campaign partners: Winners and
HomeSense, BMO Financial Group and Rogers Media.

    The Canadian Women's Foundation is Canada's only national public
foundation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. The Foundation
researches, shares and funds the best approaches to ending violence against
women, moving low-income women out of poverty, and empowering girls with
confidence, courage and critical thinking skills.





For further information:

For further information: Mara Brotman, Communications Specialist,
Canadian Women's Foundation, (416) 365-1444 ext. 243,
mbrotman@canadianwomen.org


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