June Dresses 2016
Women In Need Society of Calgary (WINS)
June Dresses is a month-long, peer-to-peer fundraising campaign for women where participants pledge to wear a dress or a skirt each day in the month of June. Funds donated through this page go directly to Women In Need Society (WINS) and the work we do in support of women. To learn more about June Dresses, including tips & tricks for making it through the month, local volunteering events and much more, please visit junedresses.ca.
WINS (Women In Need Society) is Calgary’s homegrown thrift charity that provides basic needs to women in poverty and their families. Women such as Irene, who found the courage to flee an abusive relationship for the sake of her son. Through the support of WINS, Irene recently graduated and is creating a strong future for herself and her son.
Last year through the generosity of Calgarians, WINS:
- Assisted 10,000 women and other household members through our 6 Family Resource Centres with access to ESL, pre-employment supports, after school drop-in, computer access, goal based-planning and confidence building.
- Issued over $480K worth of inventory through WINS Free Good Referral Program where women and their families access the basic items they need.
- Worked with 80 community agencies and services to deliver programs in our Family Resource Centres and coordinate access to basic needs items in our stores.
- Worked with newcomers to Canada helping women and their families get settled.
As Irene says: "You turned the darkest part of my life into day."
WINS exists to help women and their families make positive changes in their lives by gaining access to the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to move forward. Operating for nearly 25 year, WINS is an award-winning social enterprise that is 100% local – all of our proceeds remain in the greater Calgary area and go directly to helping women and their families. That means, when you shop, donate or volunteer your time it has a direct impact on the community in which we live.
On behalf of all the women and families that we serve - Thank you for your generous support!