Women's Shelter, Saakaate House is celebrating its 35th year in helping women of Northwestern Ontario and a Thunder Bay business is supporting their cause.
Empowered Apparel was founded this year by sisters Robyn and Jessie McLure with the mission of spreading love, equality and women empowerment in everyday clothing. They are selling shirts with the shelter's logo on them with the saying 'I know the strength of a woman' with a portion of the proceeds going back to the women's shelter.
"Kendall Trembath, the Executive Director of Women's Shelter, reached out to us as she felt that Empowered Apparel really aligned with the mission of ending violence against women, which is an important issue that we support," said Robyn McLure.
Women's Shelter, Saakaate House has been providing a safe and empowering environment for women and their children who have experienced violence and abuse since 1986.
"The message on the shirt really speaks to women who have shown strength in such challenging times of their lives. It also speaks to the support that was able to be provided during those times," McLure added.
The shirts in support of the shelter are available for $35.00 and are available in sizes small to 3XL. You can purchase yours at Empowered Apparel.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and is in need of Women's Shelter Saakaate House, their emergency crisis line is open 24/7 at 807-468-5491.
Robyn McLure joined Wednesday's Q Morning Show to tell us more about their efforts to support WSSH. Listen below.