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 the essentials, 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. Starting in 2017, we have hosted the annual Galentine's Day event: a day of community caring and sharing in the North End of Winnipeg. We provide lunch and gift bags, and welcome guests to enjoy esthetics services, massages, and a movie screening.
You can help us by making a donation. One hundred per cent of our proceeds (minus GoFundMe admin fees) will go towards sweets, a delicious lunch, and sturdy reusable tote bags filled with gifts and hygiene items that will be given out at the event.
*Don't forget!* Everyone who donates $15 or more will receive a Galentine's Day enamel pin as a thank you! (Shipping costs are included in the $15.) If you would like to request additional pins, please contact us at [email redacted].
***IMPORTANT! If you donate, make sure to send your mailing address to [email redacted]. GoFundMe no longer provides us with your information, and this is the only way we can send you your pin***
Help us make 2019 the sweetest Galentine’s Day yet!
MEDIA INQUIRIES: Email [email redacted], or reach us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/galentineswpg), Instagram (@galentineswpg), or Twitter (@galentineswpg).
A HUGE thank-you to our 2019 sponsors and contributors!
Luncheon Sponsor: Award Marble
Venue Sponsor: Turtle Island Community Centre
Gift Bag Sponsor: CIBC
Printing Sponsor: Regehr's Printing
Self-Care Sponsors: Krystyn Larry, Silver Jeans, The Shindleman Family
Gift Sponsors: The Derm Centre, Hannah Taylor
Media Sponsor: Virgin Radio
Hairstyling and Esthetics Services: Aveda Institute, MC College
Chiropractic Treatments: Clarity Chiropractic
Event Sponsors: Costco St. James, Sculpt Barre, Petals West, Diamond Gallery, Scout Coffee + Tea, The Good Will Social Club, Strong Badger Coffeehouse, Bijou Photobooth, OrangeTheory Fitness, The BeYOUTee Bar, Village Orthodontics, Purdy's, Huna Apothecary, Kadampa Meditation Centre, Jeanne's Bakery, Pilates Manitoba, Warehouse One, TransX, FXR Racing, The North West Company, Tony Chestnut Clothing and Design, Inn at the Forks, Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies, Love Elizabeth Creative, Purpose Construction, Belle Baguette, Clarion Hotel and Spa, Dr. Cantin Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Vodrey Pediatric Dentist
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