Five-year-old Georgia Murray has watched her older brother collect food for the Gateway of Hope at Christmas time. That’s why she decided she would like to do something to help out as well.
Georgia told her mom she wanted to help moms and kids. So her mother Lynda looked around for agencies in the community and found Ishtar Transition Housing Society, that runs two transition houses and provides counselling and support services in the community for women and their children who are fleeing abuse.
Georgia collected ‘dressy’ clothes for Ishtar and held a clothing drive where friends and family could drop off new and gently used dress clothes.
It was a great success and she collected a wide range of styles and sizes to accommodate the diverse array of women that access Ishtar’s programs and services, said Ishtar program aide Megan Comey.
“Georgia’s campaign has already helped many women and children that otherwise may not have the luxury of buying something nice to wear,” said Comey.