WALK IN HER SHOES PUBLIC GATHERING ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CANCELLED IN FAVOR OF A VIRTUAL EVENT
Due to recent developments associated with outbreaks of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and the public health announcement made by Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s top medical officer, and Adrian Dix, BC Health Minister, the community Walk In Her Shoes gathering will not occur.
Supporters are invited instead to make Walk In Her Shoes a virtual event
In lieu of walking 10,000 steps together on March 8, 2020, at Creekside Recreational Community Centre, CARE Canada invites citizens to support this very worthwhile cause by making a donation here; and if safe to do so, walk 10,000 steps tomorrow locally, take photos, and post on social media tagging @carecanada and using the hashtags #walkinhershoes, #VancouverWalks, #IWD2020. We can still support women, girls, families, and entire communities around the globe.
Please consider making a donation.
Link to media release announcing Walk In Her Shoes gathering on International Women’s Day canceled in lieu of a virtual event.
SILENT AUCTION ONLINE
With the change in the event, we missed holding our Silent Auction, and there were many great items that were donated that we wanted to have the chance to share with you. We have launched our first online auction – open today through to Sunday, March 22nd at 9pm. Items will be added through the event, so remember to check back often.
Women and girls in developing countries walk an average of seven kilometres every day to collect essentials such as water and food for their families, leaving little time to go to school or earn money.
CARE is working to change that. And you can too.
CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes challenge is a global movement that gives you an opportunity to show your solidarity with women and girls in developing countries – all while raising critical funds to help them lift themselves out of poverty.
This year’s Walk In Her Shoes event raises critical funds for the Southern African Nutrition Initiative in Malawi, a project that tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.