100 Women Who Care About Women Campaign

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Elizabeth Fry Staff

Today we are featuring our first ‘Team Trailblazer’. This group of women carry particular importance to the ‘100 Women Who Care About Women’ campaign. In addition to their commitment of collectively raising $1,000 for Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County, these women are committed to everything this agency stands for, and they work toward supporting our clients day after day. Introducing Team Elizabeth Fry Staff! An amazing group of women who work the front lines with vulnerable clientele in Simcoe County and Muskoka. They believe in the work they do and recognize the value of every dollar raised for women experiencing homelessness in our communities. The backbone of our agency, these women are true champions for social justice.

Please help Team Elizabeth Fry Staff meet their goal of raising $1,000! Go to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/elizabeth-fry-society-of-simcoe-county/

Make sure to write the name of your staff member in the large message box! Charitable tax receipts are provided for donations of $20 or more.

Thank you for your support!

Kathy Reid

It is our absolute pleasure to introduce Kathy Reid. The epitome of resilience. Champion of social justice. Selfless caregiver.

Kathy Reid has been a resident of Muskoka for almost 40 years. In those years she has become a mother, a committed advocate, and a social justice warrior.

Self-sufficient since the age of 16, Kathy has been privy to a myriad social issues throughout her life. Well aware of struggles faced by people from all walks, she has involved herself in social initiatives supporting women, families, and youth in Muskoka.

Kathy was invited to sit on the planning committee for ‘Great Beginnings Prenatal Nutrition Program’ in Muskoka, a program that supports young families through pregnancy into the first 6 months of life. She was committed to her relationship with this program for close to a decade! More recently, Kathy spent 6 years volunteering with Muskoka Victim Services, as a crisis support worker and a board volunteer, having served one term as the board President.

Kathy has always believed in a better future for youth, and has always found great importance in increasing the amount of services and supports in Muskoka. While raising her three girls, Kathy always had a bed (or couch!) to offer for youth who were experiencing homelessness. If her home was full, she would find beds in the community through her friends and social networks, because Kathy believes that every person deserves a safe place to sleep at night. She is delighted to see Elizabeth Fry Society expanding the support services Muskoka has to offer. Their programs delivered throughout Muskoka are: Rural and Remote Community Programs: Emotions Management, Anti-Theft, Grief and Loss, Substance Use and Harm Reduction, and Healthy Relationships; as well as the Youth Trustee Program, which supports 16 and 17 year-old youth who no longer reside with a parent or guardian; helping them access financial supports and social services. The Youth Trustee Program is currently undergoing an expansion to address the emerging issue of the victimization of girls and young women in Muskoka being recruited for the purposes of Human Trafficking.

Over the years both professionally and personally, Kathy has helped countless people work through difficult times in their lives. She has chosen to put her all into the 100 Women Who Care About Women Campaign because she recognizes the need for social service expansion in Muskoka. She also knows that Joyce Kope House, shelter and halfway house for women, although located in Barrie, is accessed by women from Muskoka and as far north as Thunder Bay.

Help Kathy meet her goal of raising $1000 for Simcoe Muskoka’s most vulnerable women by heading to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/elizabeth-fry-society-of-simcoe-county/

Be sure to include Kathy’s name in the message box! Charitable tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or higher.

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How to Donate

  1. Recruited by a Trailblazer – Donate Online
  2. Recruited by a Trailblazer – Mail/Drop off Recruitment Card and Donation 
  3. To become a Trailblazer – Contact our Fundraising Coordinator 
  4. Not on a Trailblazing Team – Donate Directly

For more information contact Jennilu Reid at 705.725.0613 ext. 234 or email fundraising@elizabethfrysociety.com.