The World Sikh Organization of Canada announced this week that its annual initiative to deliver care packages to women's shelters across the country will proceed as planned on Valentine’s Day.
The initiative, which was launched in 2012 in conjunction with the One Billion Rising movement, will see care packages of baked goods, Valentine’s Day cards, chocolates, and personal care items sent to women’s shelters in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver.
The packages themselves are assembled by individuals and families within the Canadian Sikh community, while the Valentine’s Day cards are custom-made by local school children.
More information about the World Sikh Organization of Canada and the One Billion Rising movement can be found on their respective websites. The packages will be dropped off by volunteers at shelters across Canada on February 14.