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  1. WINS Women In Need Society By, Shanee Plummer

  2. Mission • WINS mission is to help women help themselves • Through innovative and effective programs and services. At WINS, they strive to: • Provide compassion and support • Encourage lifelong learning • Operate with integrity and honesty • Demonstrate respect for one another

  3. History • WINS is a charitable not-for-profit organization • Based in Calgary, Alberta • Established in 1992 • WINS has grown from one thrift store to four stores throughout Calgary • WINS now operates three Family Resource Centers in low-income housing areas

  4. Goals WINS goals are; • To help women and their families • To operate donation-driven thrift stores • To provide goods to women in need • Contribute to the financial sustainability of the Society • To promote lifelong learning opportunities

  5. Who WINS Help Who We Help: • Women and their families in low-income situations • Women entering or coming out of shelters • Single mothers and their children • New immigrants • Those on income assistance

  6. Statistics Did you know? • Nearly 140,000 people in Calgary live in poverty • Single parent families have the lowest incomes • 80% of lone parent families are women • In Calgary, 21% lone-parent families have low-income • Over 38,000 Calgary children live in low-income households

  7. Slogan • Help women and their families help themselves.

  8. Participating There are a number of ways you can help WINS • Making a financial donation • Volunteering at a clothing drive • Volunteering in the Family Resource Centers • Holding a Donation Drive or Event • Shopping at one of their stores

  9. How to donate • Donate directly to the Thrift Stores • Making an Online Donation • Donate by calling , emailing, or mailing WINS • Donate monthly through Canada Helps • A free Pick Up Service is available

  10. Events Women In Need Society Annual General Meeting • When 27 Mar 2013 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Location Venu1008 (1008 14 Street SE) To RSVP, please contact ValentinaGrishinap: (403)255-5102 x 235e: vgrishina@womeninneed.net

  11. Contact • WINS Free Donation Pick-Up ServiceTel: 403.252.3826Email: WINS Dispatch • Women In Need Society of Calgary Head Office #1, 3525 26th Avenue SECalgary, Alberta T2B 2M9Phone: 403.255.5102Fax: 403.255.0807

  12. WINS Thrift Stores • Bowness6432 Bowness Road NW403.288.4825 • Dover3525 26 Ave SE403.235.6448Fisher Park • 134 71 Ave SE403.255.7514Richmond/Killarney • 2907 Richmond Rd SW403.242.4969

  13. Website Address • http://www.womeninneed.net