Steve Govette, left, manager of housing and facility services at Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County, and Gale Simko-Hatfield, president of Do Good Divas, are pictured in front a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan, Friday, April 26, 2019. The Caravan, built at Windsor Assembly Plant, was donated to CMHA by the Do Good Divas.
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The Do Good Divas have chosen the Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County branch as their charity partner for their 2019 fundraising efforts.Funds raised at the 12th annual A Girls Night Out in Handbag Heaven on Oct. 24 at the Caboto Club will go towards purchasing a new 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan for the CMHA.The van is used throughout Windsor and Essex County by staff to visit clients and will replace one that is 12 years old.“We are delighted to be able to support the purchase of a new van for CMHA,” Do Good Divas president Gale Simko-Hatfield said in a news release.Since its inception, Do Good Divas have raised more than $550,000 in support of various charitable organizations, including Windsor Regional Hospital, Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and the Unemployed Help Centre. All funds raised stay in the local community.“CMHA-WECB is so grateful to have been selected as the charitable partner of the Do Good Divas for 2019,” said Claudia den Boer, CEO of the CMHA-WECB.“Without support from organizations like the Do Good Divas, we would not be able to replace this van that is beyond its expiry date and is critical to providing service to our clients.”Tickets can be purchased and/or new purses can be donated at dogooddivas.com.