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Chelsea Hampers bringing Mothers Day “sparkle” to women’s shelter

By Stuart Benson


The Chelsea Hamper project is putting together special no-contact Mother’s Day baskets for Maison Libère-Elles, a non-profit women’s shelter in Chelsea that provides specialized assistance and accommodation to women and their children who have been victims of domestic violence.


Celine Nadreau, a Cascades resident and volunteer, has been volunteering her time for the past 12 years putting together hampers for those in need, starting in 2007 when Nadreau and nine of her girlfriends, each pitched in $25, allowing them to provide a $250 hamper for one family.

Some of the goodies from last year's Mother's Day hampers. Photo courtesy of Celine Nadreau
Some of the goodies from last year's Mother's Day hampers. Photo courtesy of Celine Nadreau

Since then, Nadreau’s hamper project has helped over 47 families, a