SSC Holiday Food Drive!
Hey Mauraders, here at Pop the Bubble, we’re all about getting involved in the Hamilton Community. What better way to do this then to help out our local community services? Over the course of exams, The Student Success centre will be holding a holiday food drive!
The Donations will be going to the Native Women’s Centre in Hamilton, a non-profit organization that provides a safe, emergency shelter for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin, sexual orientation, with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness or conflict with the law.
They also provide assistance to Native families in the Hamilton area by identifying their needs, advocating on their behalf and establishing programs and services to meet their needs.
You can donate non-perishable food items to the food drive by visiting the Student Success Centre over the course of exams, until December 22nd. Such items needed are: granola bars, pre-packed individual cookies and cracker packages, fruit bars, pre-packed individual pudding cups, pre-packed individual apple sauce.
The Native Women’s Centre is doing important work for indigenous women and children in Hamilton, as native women are 3 times more likely than Native men to be injured by spousal violence and 5 times more likely to require medical attention.
In general, factors associated with increased risk of acts of violence include low education, child maltreatment or exposure to violence in the family, harmful use of alcohol, attitudes accepting of violence and gender inequality (World Health Organization). Situations of conflict, post conflict and displacement may exacerbate existing violence, such as by intimate partners, and present additional forms of violence against women.
This holiday season, let’s work together to help those struggling in our own community and ‘pop the bubble’.
Stay tuned for our follow up article, where we sit down with the Native Women’s Centre for an interview to learn more about how they’re working to help women & children and native families in Hamilton!
EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been edited from the original content posted on 12/09/2016. Pop the Bubble apologizes for this.