The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation (ODBF) is pleased to present Na’amat Ottawa with a $3,000 donation supporting their tremendous work in the community.

The ODBF’s donation will support Na’amat Ottawa’s School Supplies for Kids project which fills an unmet need, providing children living in 7 local area women’s domestic violence shelters with backpacks full of school supplies. Typically, battered women arrive at shelters with little or no money or personal possessions, struggling to provide even the most basic necessities that children require for school, such as pencils and notebooks.

Na’amat Ottawa’s goal is to provide 166 school supply packages to be distributed among seven Ottawa area shelters. They have compiled 3 age-appropriate packages designed to meet the specific needs of Kindergaten to Grade 2, Grade 3-6 and Grade 7 and up. The 3 package types are so that the shelters are prepared to equip children of any age upon their arrival.

About Na’amat Ottawa
Na’amat Ottawa (Organization of Working Women and Volunteers) is a registered charitable organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of women, children and families of all backgrounds. The School Supplies for Kids project compiles age-appropriate school supplies packages designed to meet grade specific needs (Kindergarten to Grade 2, Grade 3-6, Grade 7 and up) and delivers them to 7 local area shelters for incoming children.  Na’amat has served in Canada since 1925 and today has over 800 members across the country serving their local communities.

About the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation

Since its inception, the Foundation has raised $4 million, benefiting 43 local charities.

Antony Cooper