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Our fundraising helps us support women in our community who that need our help.
Some of the funds raised this year will help Optimism Place purchase a new van – to provide reliable
transportation for local and rural women to get to the shelter as well as to court meetings and other professional
appointments. The new van will also provide safe transportation to and from school for children living at the shelter. 

Get involved! Below is a list of the ways we fundraise and how you can help these women:  


1. Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) Purple T-Shirts

Support Optimism Place by purchasing a 'Nasty Woman' t-shirt available at Optimism Place.
$15.00 each. Sizes - women's small to 2 XL. Women's cut t-shirt.
Contact Deb to purchase at Optimism Place: 519-271-5310 x23.

2. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®

Saturday, April 22, 2017, entertainment from 11:30 to 12:30.
Walk starts at 1pm at the Festival Market Place Shopping Centre, Stratford, Ontario.
Visit the event page for complete information.

3. Stratford Hog Jog June 21, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the proceeds from the 2017 Hog Jog
will be donated to Optimism Place Women's Shelter and Support Services.
Race start/finsh: Stratford Rotary Complex (353 McCarthy Rd, Stratford, ON)
Weaner Run: 5:45pm
Warm Up: 6:15pm
10 k run 6:30
3.5k run/walk: 6:35pm
Visit the Hog Jog website for complete information and registration on-line today!

4. Women of the Year Awards 2017

Above: 2016 Women of the Year Winners.

Friday, October 27, 2017; 7 – 10 pm
Best Western Plus, The Arden Park Hotel
Visit the event page for complete information.

5. Christmas Season 2017

Children's Christmas Gift Donations
Contact: Sally Clarke 519-271-5310 x 11

For all other Christmas Gift Donations
Call Susan and/or Julie 519-271-5310 x 31. 

Visit this page regularly for updates on our upcoming events and news; also,
don't forget to explore the Get Involved menu above.

24 HOUR CRISIS LINE: 519-271-5550 or 1-800-265-8598 ; © Copyright 2016 Optimism Place Women's Shelter and Support Services. All Rights Reserved. Charitable Registration Number:130639396RR001