Valentine packages for women in shelters, thanks to WSO Canada volunteers

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WSO Canada volunteers assembling care packages on Sunday (February 11, 2018) – Photo courtesy of Amit Vijayan / Global News

With Valentine’s Day approaching, it can be a sad reminder for some women who have been victims of domestic violence.

Montreal members of the World Sikh Organization (WSO) are looking to change that by delivering 180 care packages for women in shelters, reports Global News.

“It’s a gift to show them they’re valued, regardless of their situation,” volunteer Suekhleane Bajaj told the newspaper.

Packages include face and body products, baked goods and handmade cards created by local school children.

“Volunteers are students members of the World Sikh Organization and “anybody who wants to join to help” said the volunteer.

The initiative was inspired by the One Billion Rising movement which sprouted in 2012.

 

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