WHERE YOUR STAY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The difference between staying at the YWCA or somewhere else is the fact that all the profits generated by the Montreal Y Hotel are reinvested in the mission of the YWCA Montreal to develop services for women and girls. This year the hotel had a makeover, including new bathrooms and renovated hallways.
We wanted to ensure that the Montreal Y Hotel and Auberge YWCA continue to offer one of the best deals on accommodations in downtown Montreal.
In 2015-2016, over 9,400 individuals, both women and men, stayed in one of the 62 rooms at the Montreal Y Hotel and Auberge YWCA. They contributed to net earnings of over $307,000—essential income to support our mission to collectively build a better future for women and girls.
DOUBLY RESPONSIBLE CONSUMERISM
The 4,082 customers who bought clothes at Fringues Friperie in 2015-2016 were being doubly responsible by re-using clothes and helping young women with little formal education, integrate into the workforce. The $63,600 in sales revenue is reinvested directly into the Fringues employability program.
Generous individual and corporate donors help us to maintain the quality and diversity of donated clothes. This year, we held 6 clothing drives in companies and 4 partners made major donations of new clothes: Le Château, Reitmans, Aldo and Importations Manon Boutin.
The social media publicity strategy has borne fruit and the number of subscribers to the Facebook page of Fringues Friperie has nearly doubled. Join us and receive news about our sales and special events at @FringuesetCie
The YWCA—A UNIQUE PLACE TO LEARN
Each year, the YWCA welcomes and supervises many interns from various university and college programs in Quebec and abroad. This year, 36 interns chose to enhance their training with us and were instrumental in helping us reach our objectives. We are grateful for their invaluable contribution.
Our VIRTUAL COMMUNITY continues to grow