MONTREAL, Nov. 30, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - After intermittent closures as well as partial closures due to major construction, from August 7 to November 30, Chez Doris, a day shelter for women in difficulty, will fully make available its building to its clientele on Friday, December 1. It will celebrate its grand re-opening with a bra give-away to it's clientele thanks to a donation made by Wacoal as well as other clothing provided by individual donors.
On Sunday, December 3, 2017, the public is also invited to see the building improvements during its holiday fair and open house. Clients of Chez Doris will showcase arts & crafts that they have made, which will include holiday cards, mittens and scarves, stone jewelry, and Aboriginal artisanry.
"We are truly delighted to finally complete our latest repairs to stabilize the structural integrity of the building, which included the replacement of foundation walls, the reconfiguration of our storage space for clothing and hygiene products, re-erecting a southern wall which had detached from the building and interior refinishing," said Talar Dikijian, President of Chez Doris. Marina Boulos added, "We are most appreciative of the financial support of those who contributed a total of $660,000 for all of the preparations and repairs". For more details please see: http://www.chezdoris.org/en/under-construction/
The public is also encouraged to bring highly needed items for its clientele such as towels, travel size shampoo, non-perishable food items, boots, as well as monetary donations during its open house and holiday fair.
Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Time: 2 - 5 p.m.
Where: 1430 Chomedey, Montreal, QC H3H 2A7 (between St. Catherine Street and de Maisonneuve)
MEDIA is invited to schedule interviews anytime on Friday and Saturday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
About Chez Doris: Chez Doris is a charitable organization offering daytime shelter 7 days a week for all women in difficulty. The house provides meals, respite, clothing, socio-recreational activities as well as practical assistance in a secure and accepting environment. www.chezdoris.org.
SOURCE Chez Doris Women's Shelter Foundation
For further information: Marina Boulos, Executive Director, Chez Doris, Cell.: 514-654-7597, [email protected]