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The holiday season is a time for giving, joy, and celebration. But with an affordability crisis sweeping over Calgary, this holiday season will be one of worry and struggle for many people. Families are having to choose between buying gifts for their children or paying for necessities like heating or groceries. This year, Women in Need Society (WINS) wants to give those families the gift of “Hope for the Holidays”.

Our Mission this Holiday Season:
Bring Hope to Every Home

Because everyone has varying capacity to give, WINS curated different opportunities for you to make a meaningful impact this holiday season. You can choose to support our mission with cash donations, gift contributions, handbags filled with essentials, volunteering your time, or providing gift cards. Every form of giving counts, and your support makes a local impact right here in Calgary. Together, we can transform the season into a time of compassion, generosity, and hope, improving the lives of those in our Calgary community.


with your help, support, and generosity 


can share a little hope this holiday season  


impacts lives of those individuals & families in need

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Different Ways to Give

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Cash Donation

Every gift counts - your donation will make a substantial difference in supporting families in need during the holidays. Every cash donation, whether it's $10 or more, helps give struggling families hope for the winter and the new year.

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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 making an online donation towards a grocery gift card, you are playing a crucial role in ensuring their specific needs are met and people can celebrate the holidays in a memorable way.

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Gift Rooms

In our Gift Rooms, we display a selection of new items suitable for ages 0 to 17 years old. It allows parents to choose gifts for their children and teenagers, all at no cost. Our Gift Rooms will open on December 20th, and while we encourage donation drop-offs before that date, we deeply appreciate any contributions made at any time. Last year, thanks to your generosity, our Gift Rooms provided more than 300 moms with gifts for their children.

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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 filled with brand new items (click on the button below for a list of items). These contributions can be dropped off at any of our WINS Thrift Store locations.

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Gift your time

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 and shop sustainably? Thrifted gifts at WINS not only contribute to a greener planet but also offer the joy of discovering something truly unique for those on your gift list. And, if you want to make the spirit of giving more meaningful, you can also shop for WINS gift cards. Together, we can make this season extra special for both your loved ones and those in need.

You can contribute to our cause in your own way: by spreading the word about our mission. Share it with your friends, co-workers, and across your social networks - knowing that your contributions stay local in Calgary. By working hand in hand to increase awareness, we open more doors for those in need. Share our mission, champion our cause, and help us create a deeper and lasting impact, because...

together, everyone

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