As the Christmas letters pile up, so does Rosalie Hall Foundation’s most important letter of the year.
Each year, friends and supporters of Rosalie Hall’s work with single young women and their children donate about $54,000 over the Christmas season for programs. This year the postal strike jeopardizes the entire campaign which must raise an additional $200,000 to meet the $515,000 shortfall in funds for Rosalie Hall by March 31, 1998.
There are no contingency plans for small businesses and charities to offset the postal strike of 1997. At the Rosalie Hall Foundation, the annual Christmas appeal letter to 34,000 regular donors has been in limbo due to an inability to reach a compromise by both parties. The strike has effected the RH community and its service to those most in need. The foundation is trying to mobilize volunteers to contact all donors and request their continued support despite the lack of a reminding letter.
Over the next few weeks, RH volunteers will attempt to reach supporters to advise them of several options available for donating before year-end.
By contributing before December 31, 1997 using a charge card such as VISA, MasterCard or AMEX, or by donating at any branch of the Toronto Dominion Bank in Ontario (attention Pat Casullo, branch number 1790), your contribution will be eligible for a tax receipt for the 1997 tax year. Programs which will be greatly effected by the diminished funding due to the postal strike are the Day Client/Student programs, including the secondary school program, counselling program and community outreach program. Young single women come each day to Rosalie Hall for support, encouragement to continue their education, healthy pregnancies and compassion during a difficult period in their young lives.
The Rosalie Hall Foundation is most grateful to supporters of The Interim and to all our donors and friends during this most difficult time.
Please contact Eleanor McMillan at (416) 438-6880 if you would like to support Rosalie Hall.