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Local women’s shelter to host virtual Mother’s Day Tea

April 14, 2022   ·   0 Comments

Staff and Board members with PITMSP Women and Children’s Shelter – People in Transition/My Sister’s Place – will host their fourth annual High Tea – via virtual platform for the second year in a row on Sunday, May 8.

The event will take place from 11 a.m.  through 12 noon.

Registered participants will receive a bag of goodies, whether they are able to attend, or wish to donate by purchasing a ticket.

Tickets are $25 per person, and include: a tote bag, snacks and assorted teas, entry into the prize program, local vendor material, and a link to the Zoom event.

Proceeds from the Tea will be used to support day-to-day shelter operations and outreach services within the community.

For those who attend, look forward to a flower arranging demonstration, fashion show and live music – with one hundred per cent of all proceeds to My Sister’s Place, in support of local women and children in need.

Dress up in your best Sunday garb, or stay comfy – it’s up to you.

The event honours International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day combined.

“We are excited to be hosting our annual High Tea,” a PITMSP representative told The Times. “While we hope to hold a live event next year, in 2022 we will be holding a Virtual Tea again this year. If you joined us last year, you will know how fun this event was.”

PITMSP representatives say that during the height of the COVID–19 pandemic they learned to adapt and change, with services for those in need continuing in full – although perhaps delivered in a different way. 

“Procedures have been in place for all on-site services, with regards to health and safety, at all times,” said a representative. “The needs of shelter remain primarily financial simply to enable the shelter and services to continue. We continue to have been wonderfully supported by the community, who allow the services to remain at such a high level. And we rely on our community for the services to remain in place.”

PITMSP representatives also report that the women and children requiring support throughout the pandemic have been isolated in place, while access to services has been limited due to restrictions as decided by public health.

“The numbers for services and those calling our crisis line have remained high, which really speaks to the needs of women in our community.” 

When you call to reserve your ticket, you will be given directions on where or how to pay, and the address for pick-up.

Pick-up is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Alliston. Limited delivery may also be available. Call Debbie at 705 435-9400 ext. 226 for tickets or more information.

By Wendy Gabrek

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