On a chilly winter day in February, WIN House was ecstatic to pick up our brand new Dodge Grand Caravan donated by Go Auto. What an exciting day for our organization as we prepared for such a wonderful gift!
WIN House has been operating for almost 50 years and while we utilized our old van for as long as we could, it had come time to find a replacement. The search for a new vehicle began and before we knew it Go Auto answered the call without hesitation.
“When we heard from Go Auto that they were happy to donate a van to us we were overjoyed”, says Tess Gordey, Executive Director at WIN House, “We’re so grateful for Go Auto’s commitment to giving back to the community and we can’t thank you enough for being our partners in standing up against domestic violence.”
To top it off, the amazing support pledged by attendees at our Under the Umbrella Gala towards this transportation project provides us with the funds needed to operate this van throughout the year. It’s a huge relief to know that transportation costs and regular maintenance will be taken care of and that WIN House can ensure we have a safe and reliable vehicle to support our women and children.
In the last year close to 350 families stayed in our shelters, including over 450 children. Our Child Support team uses the van to bring the children from WIN House to and from school each day so they may continue their education while in shelter. They also provide much needed recreation activities and transport the kids on field trips around the city whenever possible.
Thank you to the entire team at Go Auto for your passion for the community and for supporting families in need in Edmonton!