The Southwest Crisis Services were handed an early gift this year, thanks to fundraising from a local pharmacy.

Shoppers Drug Mart in Swift Current took part in the annual Giving Shelter Campaign, which aims to help women seeking refuge from unsafe environments.

Owner Paul Bazin cherishes the partnership the pharmacy and shelter have garnered over the years.

"We're always really excited to be working with Southwest Crisis Services here in Swift Current," he said. "We see them as such an important staple in the community and we want to make sure that we continue to provide them support wherever we can. So, thank you to all of our customers and patients who make that possible."

This year $1,432 was raised locally over the month of November through in-store donations. These funds go towards purchasing supplies, individuals staying at the shelter, and covering operating costs.

While last month's campaign was a great success, it's not the only time Shoppers in Swift Current fundraises; the pharmacy often sells gift baskets and organizes raffles with proceeds given to the women's shelter.

"We have numerous campaigns that we run throughout the year that supports Southwest Crisis Services," said Bazin. "Stay tuned, there'll be another one coming in January and then again in March where we're trying to fundraise as much as we can for them."


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