Habitat for Humanity Toronto is hosting special guests and performers for an evening of empowerment
TORONTO, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Close to 200 women will join together to launch Habitat for Humanity Toronto's 2013 Women Build campaign at Cambria Studio on Thursday, May 16th, 2013. Women Build Ambassadors Mag Ruffman, Jennifer Valentyne, and Her Honour Ruth Ann Onley will perform an original song to kick start the $1 million campaign leading to the Women Build Blitz slated for September 18th to 28th. The Blitz is expected to unite over 1,000 Toronto women to build six semi-detached homes on Acme Crescent for over 35 men, women and children. Canadian singer-songwriter Kai will close the Launch event reinforcing the importance of female empowerment and solidarity.
"The Women Build movement has a long history at Habitat for Humanity - not just in Toronto, but at Habitat affiliates worldwide, " says Habitat for Humanity Toronto's newly-appointed CEO Ene Underwood. "I am excited to join fellow women leaders from across the city in launching this initiative that will provide more families with the opportunity to own a safe, decent and affordable home of their very own."
Single mothers comprise about 80% of all lone-parent families in Canada and 33% of Habitat Toronto's partner family homeowners. Since 2009, Habitat for Humanity Toronto's Women Build Program has raised over $2 million and united over 2,700 female volunteers to help build 51 Habitat homes in Toronto.
What: 2013 Women Build Launch Party
When: Thursday, May 16th, 2013, 5:00-8:00pm
Where: Cambria Studio, 91 Parliament Street, Toronto
Who: Women Build supporters and Ambassadors such as Her Honour Ruth Ann Onley, Mag Ruffman, Jennifer Valentyne, City Councillor Karen Stintz, Rose Reisman and Christine Bentley.
***Media are invited to attend and interviews will be available***
Please visit www.torontohabitat.ca for more information on Habitat for Humanity Toronto.
SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity Toronto
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Joanna M. Dwyer, Director, Marketing & Communications
Habitat for Humanity Toronto
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