During the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, we’re letting you know about some of the great organisations Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters (VSEAL) hosts literacy workshops with through our ‘Poetry for Our Future!’ outreach program. ‪#‎GivingChallengeCA‬

Meet Chez Doris!

Chez Doris

Chez Doris is a Montreal charity offering daytime shelter, seven days a week for all women in difficulty. They provide meals, respite, clothing, practical assistance, and socio-recreational activities for women in need of a safe space, and for women avoiding or escaping homelessness. Fostering a secure and accepting environment, Chez Doris helps women to build or rebuild their lives with support and respect.

VSEAL poet Ilona Martonfi hosts collaborative, bilingual workshops at Chez Doris in poetry and bookbinding. These workshops offer women a safe space in which to express themselves, to plan for the future, and to rebuild self-confidence. As a past workshop participant told us, “I feel hopeful about the future and have enjoyed sharing. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share with the others. Expression of your innermost feeling with people who are open to receive is priceless.”

Tomorrow is the deadline to help VSEAL win $10,000 in support of our ‘Poetry for Our Future!’ workshops! Click the button below to donate – each dollar you donate before the end of June is an entry into the contest. Every dollar counts!

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