Donate now to help abused women

A registered non-profit organization that saves and rebuilds the lives of abused women is seeking donations to reach its monthly target of $1,800 to continue its work in the community.

On any given day in the GTA more than 3,300 women along with their children are forced to sleep in an emergency shelter to escape domestic violence.

Every night, about 200 women are turned away because shelters are full, according to the Canadian Women’s Foundation website.

To help make a difference in the lives of abused women, Women of Excellence Support and Relief Organization (WESRO), a non-government-funded entity, has been struggling financially to provide the necessary assistance needed by to help abused women who seek safety, advice and comfort.

“Right now, think of an unfortunate child – boy or girl – and women who are crying out for help or have died because of abuse and domestic violence,” WESRO says. “For the price of a cup of coffee, you can help save lives today.

“Please join WESRO and hear the cry of the abused. We need your help now! Together we can end this. Help us reach our monthly goal of $1,800. Every dollar you donate goes directly to helping abused women.”

Since, its establishment in 2004 by Jamaican-born Vashti Anderson, she has been using her personal income and donations from well-wishers to help the more than 250 women, who have sought assistance.

The organization also serves as an advocate for abused women and domestic violence survivors and provides a variety of life-changing programs and services at no cost.

To help save of an abused woman, please visit to donate online through or call 647-351-8851.  CRA-approved tax receipts are issued for donations of $20 and more.