Adopt-A-Cause: Marillac Place

Fall Replenisher Campaign in support of the mothers and babies at Marillac Place

Nobody could have predicted that a pandemic would force many organizations in Canada, including Marillac Place, to pivot 180 degrees. They continued to provide a safe and healthy home to women and their children through generous community grants and initiatives like the Baby Bottle Campaign. The campaign looked different as it was fully virtual, but churches and their members were flexible and stepped up to make it happen through a mail-in appeal. At Mount Zion, we decided to plan a Fall campaign to support their current needs.

The pandemic has greatly affected their fundraising outcomes, as well, a temporary pause has occurred in the acceptance of in-kind and corporate donations. These ongoing donations are a vital and necessary part of their programming. They rely on these donations to provide items that the new mothers and babies depend on such as clothing, bedding, diapers, toiletries and basic household items.

Our Mount Zion fundraising campaign will help to provide funds for the purchase of needed items and gift certificates that will support the ‘Praise for a Raise Program’.

As part of a trauma informed approach to care, at Marillac Place the staff encourage growth and goal achievement through positive reinforcement. To accomplish this, they have implemented a rewards-based program called Praise for a Raise. This program allows women to earn tokens when they accomplish goals or contribute to household life at Marillac Place. These tokens can be used to buy material goods at their in-house, personally managed, very own boutique. The boutique is stocked with the donated items, and specifically needed products bought using monetary donations from our community. Each resident can use the tokens to select what they need to support their baby and themself during their stay at Marillac Place, and ultimately, for when they move out.

 

Please use your church envelope or Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) to make a donation in support of this local charitable organization.

 

See the 2019 Impact Report.

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