4th Line Theatre, in association with students from Lakefield College School’s Ondaatje House, began collecting purses and personal care items to fill purses in December 2020, to distribute to women in need, in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. The Millbrook-based theatre company is excited to announce that all items and donations collected for The Purse Project have been delivered to Cameron House, a women’s emergency shelter, in Peterborough.

In our community and surrounding areas, there are hundreds of women who receive support from social service agencies and regional community groups, such as Cameron House, some are seeking shelter, safety and refuge.  The Purse Project was born out of the desire to provide assistance to these women in our community by providing purses filled with personal care items.

4th Line Theatre Staff Drop-off Purse Project Donations to Cameron House...
4th Line Theatre Staff Drop-off Purse Project Donations to Cameron House

Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell explains, “We are thrilled that we could finally deliver 64 filled purses, $600 in cash and tons of hygiene and personal products to Cameron House. This project has been a great collaboration between 4th Line Theatre, our audience members and Lakefield College School’s Ondaatje House. It just proves that a few people can make a huge difference in their community. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed.”


On Thursday, March 4, 2021, members of 4th Line Theatre’s staff delivered the donation to Cameron House. The filled purses, cash donations, and additional personal hygiene products will be distributed by the Shelter to women in need. 4th Line Theatre would like to thank all of the individuals in the community who participated in the project and helped make it a great success.


Donations to Brock Mission/Cameron House can be made online at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-brock-street-mission-peterborough/


Visit Brock Mission/Cameron House’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thebrockmission for further information and updates.