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Happy Holidays from Nellie’s Shelter!

21 Dec

On behalf of everyone at Nellie’s Shelter, we would like to say thank you to all our supporters, donors, and volunteers who have made this holiday season happy and bright for all the women and children who are staying with us.

Nellie's Tree

With your kindness and generosity we have been able to provide gifts for over 200 women and children at our shelter and in the community. From workplace toy drives, holiday party fundraisers, and individual support, each and every contribution has made a great difference in the lives of women and children who are facing violence, poverty and homelessness this holiday season.

If you would still like to support the women and children at Nellie’s you can do so by making a financial donation here.

Best wishes for a joyous and happy holidays!
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YOU DID IT! A new boiler for Nellie’s Shelter is on its way!

22 Dec

Thank you for your incredible response to our urgent appeal
for a new boiler for Nellie’s Shelter!

In less than a day, our incredible community of donors have collectively raised over  $12,000 we needed for a new boiler at Nellie’s Shelter!  

Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal by twitter, facebook,
blogs, and e-mail.

We are very pleased to report that a new boiler is already
on its way to the shelter!

Thanks to you, the residents of Nellie’s will sleep safe, sound, and warm
tonight and through the winter.

On behalf of everyone at Nellie’s Shelter, thank you for opening up your hearts and truly giving a “Home for the Holidays” for the
women and children in our care.

~Margarita Mendez, Nellie’s Executive Director~


“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere

Nellie’s Holiday Auction is Online Today!

18 Nov

This holiday season, give a gift with extra meaning…

Today we are so excited to announce that Nellie’s Holiday Auction is LIVE and ONLINE at Nellie’s Marketplace Website. This inaugural online fundriasing event is being held to raise funds for the women and children at Nellie’s who will be with us over the holidays.

The support we have received from business owners in our community has been fantastic and we are pleased to offer many great items such as spa packages, dinners, gift certificates, vacations, household items, and much more!

  Know someone who loves coffee?  Why not purchase a $25 Gift Certificate from Lit Espresso Bar, one of Toronto’s most talked-about new coffee shops.  Want to surprise your special someone with some time away from the city?  How about a 1-night stay at the Marmora Inn. Trying to shop for the fashionistas in your family – a $1000 family wardrobe from Brooks Brothers would be perfect!

Have the gifts you give this holiday season come with extra meaning by purchasing them from Nellie’s Marketplace. 100% of the proceeds from our online auction will go to the women and children at Nellie’s who are beginning new lives, free from violence and abuse.

 In addition to our Marketplace Website, we will be featuring our items on twitter so please follow us @nelliesshelter for up to date information, and maybe even a few bidding wars. Our auction is online until December 16th so bid high and bid often!

We  hope you find the perfect gift for your loved ones at Nellie’s Holiday Auction.