Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Local 199 is excited to form a team to participate in the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Campaign for Gillian’s Place. This is an excellent cause for an organization that we as a Local have supported for years.

Date: Saturday, October 15th

Registration: 9:30am (It is recommended that you arrive early if you do not have your own shoes to wear. They have a limited supply of shoes ranging in size from 5 – 16 mens.)

Start Time: 11:00am (Opening ceremony, walk to start at 11:15am)

Walk a Mile in HER Shoes is a symbolic march that gives men and male-identifying allies the opportunity to take a stand against violence against women. We are abundantly grateful to our corporate sponsors, walkers, ambassadors, and donors, who over the past 16 years have helped raise over $1,290,000 for Gillian’s Place. Beyond raising vital funds for Gillian’s Place, the men’s march has helped spread awareness about violence against women in Niagara, and beyond.

Since the last men’s march at the Pen Centre, Gillian’s Place has responded to a 91% increase across all areas of programming. This drastic increase in need for protection and support signals a dangerous and threatening increase in violence and abuse against women, children, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, trans, and non-binary folks.

We are asking our members to join the team, if possible, or to donate on behalf of the team.

To Join The Team:

  1. Go to https://gilliansplace.com/walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes/
  2. Scroll down and select Join A Team
  3. Beside Join a Team, Create a Team, Join as an Individual is a search bar. Enter “Unifor Local 199” and search.
  4. Select Join Team
  5. Fill in required details

To Donate to the Team

  1. Go to https://gilliansplace.com/walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes/
  2. Select Donate
  3. Select Donate Now
  4. Choose your Donation Amount
  5. Assign to team Unifor Local 199
  6. Select Continue with Donation
  7. Follow the instructions

 

This is an important cause. One of the fundamental principles of unionism is community development and involvement. Let’s show Niagara that Local 199 continues to be an active supporter of our communities. Members who raise a minimum of $50.00 and participate with the Unifor Local 199 team, will receive a free Local 199 T-shirt.

 

Issued by Jordan Lennox, President

On behalf of the Local 199 Executive Board:

Steve McMullen, Mike Winterbottom, Trevor Longpre, Rose McIntosh, Jessica McCourt, Lawrence Robson, Alex Latham, Fred Dougan, Vince Guardari

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