Sparkle and Shine event raised almost $26,000 for the transition house

Lisa Goudy
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A total of 260 tickets were sold to the first annual Business Women of Moose Jaw’s Spring Sparkle and Shine Salute to Southern Saskatchewan PRISM Awards on March 8, 2014 in the Macoun Lounge at SIAST Palliser Campus.

The Business Women of Moose Jaw’s Sparkle and Shine event raised $25,899.55 for the Moose Jaw Transition House.

Karen Closs, director of the Moose Jaw Transition House, said the money would be used to start a pilot position of a life skills coach at the shelter.

The emergency shelter usually consists of one person whose responsibilities also include answering the crisis line. The maximum occupancy of the shelter is 15 people.

The life skills coach’s responsibilities might include helping clients make appointments and learn about finance, budgeting and meal planning.

Also, having another body in the shelter during the day to work with clients is a benefit to help meet the needs of all clients. That job can be taxing for just one person.

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Organizations: Moose Jaw Transition House

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