Donor Recognition

With Heart-felt Appreciation

We are extremely grateful for the financial support and friendship our donors offer, extending a helping hand to women and children that they may never meet or know, but who need and appreciate their help. We are also very aware that without the support of the community, we simply wouldn’t exist to assist abused women and their children.

The Group Hug is our annual thank you to employee groups, service clubs, churches/faith groups and businesses for their financial support. This is a special evening each year when we recognize and highlight the importance and commitment of these ‘corporate’ donors.

On May 26th, representatives from various groups, clubs, churches/faith groups and businesses gathered in the Grand Highland Hall at the Highland Golf and Country Club for the 2016 Group Hug event. Those present, in attendance to represent their respective organization or business and to receive an award for the amazing support they offered to Women’s Community House (WCH) in the previous year, were honoured and thanked by staff, WCH Board President, WCH Executive Director and UNIFOR representative Bob Nickerson. WCH Board members and many WCH staff were also present to show their appreciation to our wonderful supporters.

Board of Director President/Chair Anne Baxter offered warm welcoming remarks to those present. Keynote speaker Bo L., a long-standing Residential Counsellor with WCH and currently a counsellor at WCH's Counselling and Support Centre (CSC) shared an informative, moving and attention-holding address about her experience working at Women's Community House. Kind and impactful remarks were also shared by Bob Nickerson, Chair of the Bob White Charity Classic Golf Tournament and UNIFOR representative. Executive Director Kate Wiggins closed the Group Hug with a resounding thank you to all who support WCH.


The following were recognized for their significant gifts by receiving a framed award certificate from Board President/Chair Anne Baxter:


(receiving a carved glass trophy)
UNIFOR - Bob White Charity Classic.

Platinum $10,001 - $25,000

  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
  • Sisters of St. Joseph

Gold $4,001 - $10,000

  • 3M Canada Company ECCO
  • Auburn Homes Inc.
  • Cheeky Monkey Inc.
  • FBC – Farm Business Consultants Inc.
  • Harbour Grace Holdings, Inc.
  • Interface Centre for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Legate & Associates Professional Corporation
  • McCormick Canada
  • The Bag Lady Variety

Silver $2,001 - $4,000

  • CIBC Children's Foundation
  • Jones Packaging Employee Association
  • London Hydro ECCO
  • RBC Foundation/RBC Royal Bank
  • Tabernacle of God Worship Ministry

Bronze $1,000 - $2,000

  • Chrysalis Canada Foundation
  • City of London Charity Chest Fund
  • Darryl & Tracy's No Frills
  • Great Lakes Copper Inc.
  • Kiwanis Club of Middlesex Inc.
  • Mavent Incorporated
  • New St. James Presbyterian Church
  • New St. James Presbyterian Church - Thomas Kent Trust
  • Rundle's No Frills
  • Steelworkers Humanity Fund Inc.
  • The Neon Shoppe
  • UNIFOR (CAW Social Justice Fund)
  • Wastell Developments Inc.