This decision, which results in approximately $700,000 loss of revenue, was not easy to make, but we take the safety and health of our Women of Distinction, guests, volunteers and staff very seriously. We thank all of our sponsors for their understanding and continued support.
We will be celebrating the 2020 recipients in 2021 at an event that is sure to inspire and renew our dedication to achieve gender equality. Please stay connected with us by email, phone or social media and please reach out with any questions. We look forward to being in touch with you about how you can support YWCA Toronto programs this year, and about sponsorship, ticket sales and table purchases for next year.
Although the fundraising gala will not take place this year, the programs that would have directly benefitted from the funds raised still need your support, and the added threat of COVID-19 increases this need. Please consider making a donation if you are able to do so. Our mission at YWCA Toronto remains to provide safe and supportive spaces for the most vulnerable women and girls in Toronto. Any contribution will be greatly valued and appreciated.
We hope that you can join us next year at the Women of Distinction Awards. Until then please, please take care of yourself and each other while staying safe and healthy.