Brescia Students Help Abused Women

Anova Executive Director, Kate Wiggins and Brescia Director of Communications & External Relations, Colleen Aguilar at Anova. Photo courtesy of Brescia.

When post secondary students move back home for the summer they tend to leave broken furniture and garbage, but students at Brescia chose to leave behind some of their gently used clothing for a local women’s shelter.

Brescia University College delivered more than 200 pieces of clothing to Anova, a local emergency and short term shelter for abused women and their children, earlier this week. The large assortment of clothing was donated by the students at the women’s university college at the end of their academic year.

“The mission and values of Anova closely align with Brescia’s, in the guidance and support of women, and we are so pleased to be able to give a second-life to our student’s clothing and donate to this meaningful local organization,” said Carolyn Temple, Brescia residence manager, in a news release issued Friday.

Anova was formed last year through the merging of Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London.

Anova Executive Director Kate Wiggins said the agency was thrilled to receive the clothing donation as it further helps the women who rely on their services.

“What we don’t need for our residents goes to our social enterprise Mine 101. The proceeds help fund our children’s programs,” said Wiggins.