During lunch time on February 27, eleven women’s organizations and their supporters came together to share hot soup, coffee and doughnuts outside Place des Arts in a festive atmosphere. The crowd was large and enthusiastic despite the glacial weather.
Organized by Énergir, Soupe pour Elles is a community movement supporting eleven Montreal organizations that help women in need, including our very own Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion, part of the largest resource for homeless women in Canada.
The initiative is spearheaded by Sophie Brochu, President and CEO of Énergir and spokesperson for the campaign, who successfully brought together several corporate and community partners for the cause.
The third edition of the campaign collected an impressive $242,698.16, announced by Énergir on March 8 to highlight International Women’s Day.
All proceeds are equally distributed to La rue des femmes, Auberge Madeleine, La Maison bleue, Le chaînon, Mères avec pouvoir, Passages, La maison Marguerite, Chez Doris, Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion, Logis Rose Virginie and La Dauphinelle.