Valentine’s Day can be a time to find joy in the love you share with another, or to celebrate your single status by indulging in self-care. Yet for many of our community members, neither of these are an option.
Imagine being reminded of happy couples while you’re trying to escape an abusive relationship. What if you could barely afford food, let alone to treat yourself to a fancy box of sweets when you’re feeling down?
Every woman deserves to feel special, loved, and celebrated. Through the giving and receiving of special, “just because” gifts, we hope to connect women across the city in the spirit of sweetness and love. We believe that the receiving of these small pleasures helps a person to feel cared for, and elevates their overall sense of self-worth.
We recognize the importance of resources and funds to provide the basics to those in need. But on this one day of the year, we choose to raise funds to provide something special - above and beyond the basic human needs - to our city’s vulnerable women.
Since 2015, we've partnered with one or more of Winnipeg's worthy women's centres on or around Valentine's Day, providing sweets, treats, and feel-good movies. Our plan for 2017 is to expand even further: a special afternoon of community caring and sharing at the North End Women's Centre. Galentine's Day will provide gift bags of goodies, as well as lunch, movies and a few other surprises on the afternoon of February 14, 2017.
You can help us by making a donation. One hundred per cent of our proceeds (minus GoFundMe admin fees) will go towards candy, movies, a delicious lunch, and sturdy reusable tote bags that will be given out at the event.
*NEW* this year: Everyone who donates $14 or more will receive a Galentine's Day enamel pin as a thank you! (Shipping costs are included in the $14.) If you would like to request additional pins, please contact us at [email redacted].
Help us make 2017 the biggest and sweetest Galentine’s Day yet!
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Thanks to our sponsors and supporters for Galentine's Day 2017:
- Western Glove Works/Silver Jeans
- Award Marble
- Regehr's Printing
- Clarity Chiropractic
- MC College
- The Fairmont Winnipeg
- Diamond Gallery Winnipeg
- Warehouse One
- Chocolatier Constance Popp
- Dream Day Decor
- Rawnata Natural Snacks
- Flora & Farmer Preserves
- Big Fun Festival
- Jeanne's Bakery
- Fresh Roots Farm
- Grower Direct Regent
- Carol Peeveer
- Delia Jacob
- Matt Lebrun
- Kathy Gaudreau
- Anita Baldwinson