Chez Doris is a drop-in day shelter for disadvantaged women.
There is something really unusual about this place that has been around for decades. Short on theories on how to help the homeless, this place actually helps them on daily basis. It feeds them, provides them with clothing and with companionship. In addition to serving tens of thousands of meals per year, it acts as trustees for some women who have fallen on hard times and slipped through the cracks.
What does that mean? It means the welfare cheques arrive at Chez Doris who act as trustees for some of these women. They use the cheques to pay the women’s rent and pay their bills. They even help them to budget the little that is left. Basically, they help them NOT to be homeless.
When I heard that they were planning to close this great place weekends from now on, I was not impressed. Why on earth would they want to do that? I discovered that they felt they had to do it because they were short of cash. They were short $100,000 to be exact.
I thought of a possible way to find the money.
It involves a lady named Lucie, a famous Quebec dynasty, a cement plant in the Gaspe, and you.
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