The Shelter for Battered Women and Children received a substantial donation of $188,856.25 along with a box of 60 bags and 60 small hash jerseys from the Interhash Trinidad and Tobago Committee.
The Shelter Chairman, Colin Mitchell along with Vice-Chairman Sherron Harford, were on hand to receive the cheque from Niki Borde of Plan It Productions and Christine Lyon of the IHTTC.
The IHTTC hosted the Red Dress Charity Run, one of the popular events that form part of the World Interhash which was carded to be held locally in 2020.
In 2019, the IHTTC chose The Shelter to be the beneficiary of all proceeds from the Charity Run.
Established in 1987, The Shelter is committed to providing the services and opportunities necessary to our residents to break the cycle of violence.
The Shelter is a non-profit organisation managed by a Board of Directors who are all volunteers and receives a government subvention that is less than 10% of our average monthly expenses.
Fundraising events and donations are therefore integral to its sustainability.
In 2016, The Shelter launched a fundraising drive to make the essential renovations possible.
The Samantha Isaacs Learning Centre, named in memory of a victim of domestic violence, who was staff member at Digicel (Trinidad), houses a multi-media library, art therapy and computer area. The majority of the funds for the TSILC coming from the Digicel Foundation and joint fundraisers held with the Australian High Commission (for the Caribbean).
Republic Bank Limited was a major contributor through its Make A Difference Fund, as well as Sagicor, the Digicel Foundation, The Australian High Commission, Architects Maureen Legge and Colvin Chen and corporate and private members of the public made the complete renovation of the entire safe house possible.