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It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? The holiday season is upon us and it's a time for giving, for joy, and for celebration. But unfortunately, for many, it's also a time of worry, stress, and struggle. With an affordability crisis sweeping Calgary, the holiday season is changing for so many people. Families are faced with tough decisions like choosing between buying gifts for their children or paying for basic necessities like heating or rent. This year, WINS wants to provide a glimmer of “Hope for the Holidays”.

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1 in 4 Calgarians

can't afford to celebrate right now

Our Mission this Holidays: Bring Hope to Every Home

At Women in Need Society (WINS), we extend a hand of compassion to diverse families, each facing their unique set of challenges and immediate needs. A common thread that binds them is the overshadowing stress that looms over the holiday season, casting a shadow over the anticipated season of joy. These families are forced to make heart-wrenching choices, such as deciding between a warm family meal and keeping their homes heated. These are the harsh realities they are facing right now.

In these trying times, the need for assistance has never been greater. We invite you to be a beacon of change, making a profound difference in the lives of many this holiday season. Together, we can transform stress into joy, worries into merriment, and tears into cheers, ensuring that everyone enjoys the celebration they genuinely deserve.

A Season for Giving Hope

Your donation, regardless of its size, holds the potential to create a substantial impact. There are various ways for you to contribute to this cause during the holiday season. Together, we can make this holiday season a time of genuine warmth, compassion, and generosity, bringing solace and joy to those who have been grappling with adversity.

We can transform the holidays from a time of struggle to a season of hope.
Together, everyone WINS.

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Different Ways to Give

At WINS, we have different opportunities for you to make a meaningful impact this holiday season. You can choose to support our mission this holiday season with cash donations, gift contributions, handbags filled with essentials, volunteering your time, or providing gift cards. Every form of giving counts, and together, we can create a season of hope, compassion, and generosity. Your support helps us transform the holidays from a time of struggle into a season of hope.

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Cash Donation

Your generous gift holds the transformative potential to significantly impact lives during this festive season. Your financial contribution can serve as a catalyst, empowering families to craft their own moments of celebration and cultivate a nurturing environment for their children. Every gift counts - your donation will undeniably make a substantial difference in supporting families in need during the holidays.

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Handbags with Heart

Spread love this holiday season with a gift that gives back to mothers in need. Donate gently used handbags and brand-new essential items. To partake in this heartwarming endeavor, individuals are encouraged to donate gently used handbags filled with women’s daily essentials (click on the button for a list of items). These contributions can be dropped off at any of our WINS Thrift Store locations by Friday, December 15.

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Gift Rooms

A heartwarming initiative by WINS, the Gift Room is designed to brighten the holiday season for parents in need. In our Gift Room, we display a wide selection of items good for ages 0 to 17 years old to enable parents to choose gifts for their children and teenagers, all at no cost—ensuring that every parent has the opportunity to create moments of joy and warmth for their loved ones during this special time of year. Gift items will be accepted until Friday, December 15.

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Grocery Gift Cards

Whether you support us by dropping off a grocery gift card at one of our WINS Thrift Store locations or prefer the convenience of making an online cash donation explicitly marked for a grocery gift card, you are playing a pivotal role in empowering families in need this season of celebration. Your act of generosity grants families in need the dignity of choice, ensuring their specific needs are met and celebrating the season in the most memorable way.

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Volunteer with us

We also invite you to become a part of the WINS family as a volunteer. By volunteering with us, you become an integral part of our mission to transform the holidays from a time of struggle into a season of hope and togetherness for all. Join the WINS family as a volunteer, and let's collectively create a holiday season filled with compassion, support, and a renewed sense of hope.

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Gift Thrift

This holiday season, why not make a cool choice? Thrifted gifts not only contribute to a greener planet but also offer the joy of discovering something truly unique. Our Thrift Stores provide a treasure trove of possibilities for those on your gift list!  When you shop with us, you also help us spread hope to every home this holiday season. Embrace the spirit of giving with thrifted gifts, and let's make this season a special one for both your loved ones and those in need.

You can contribute to our cause in your own simple way: by spreading the word about our mission. Share it with your friends, co-workers, and across your social networks. This act reflects the collaborative spirit that propels us forward and recognizes the profound difference we can make when we unite. By working hand in hand to increase awareness and support, we open doors to a more hopeful holiday season for those in need. Let us come together as one Calgary community bound by empathy and generosity. Share our mission, champion our cause, and help us create a deeper and lasting impact. Thank you for being part of this remarkable journey, because...

together, everyone

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