Each participant will aim to walk 2,500 steps that day – about a mile and a quarter; with a goal of raising $1 per step – potentially enough to lift one woman out of poverty. Altogether the retailer is aiming to raise $100,000 through the charitable initiative.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. It raises funds to research and implement solutions to end violence against women, bring low-income women out of poverty and build strong, resilient girls.
Money raised by the Walk to End Poverty will go towards:
* providing low-income women with the skills, resources and confidence necessary to help themselves;
* funding programs that deliver self-employment, trades and technology training; and
* providing daycare, transportation and other basic needs.
In the GTA, walks are taking place at the following locations:
- Oshawa South Power Centre, Oshawa, 9 a.m.
- Cloverdale Mall, Etobicoke, 9:30 a.m.
- Bramalea City Centre, Brampton, 9 a.m.
- Burlington Mall, Burlington, 10 a.m.
- Sheridan Mall, Mississauga, 11:30 a.m.
- Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough, 10 a.m.
- Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket, 10 a.m.
- Pickering Town Centre, Pickering, 9 a.m.
- Milton Crossroads Shopping Centre, Milton, 10 a.m.