Galentine's Day 2017

$3,300 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 98 people in 4 months
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Sara Lynne Smith  Winnipeg , MB

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 galentineswpg@gmail.com.

Help us make 2017 the biggest and sweetest Galentine’s Day yet!

Email galentineswpg@gmail.com for more information and media contact, or follow us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/galentineswpg/

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
- Costco
- Jeanne's Bakery
- Fresh Roots Farm
- Grower Direct Regent
- GORP

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Update 5
Posted by Sara Smith
1 month ago
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Thank you to everyone who contributed to Galentine's Day 2017. Please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/galentineswpg for photos from the day! We are so grateful for all of the love and support our community has shown us - and your generosity allowed us to create an absolutely amazing event at the North End Women's Centre.

We can't wait to do it all again next year. Please follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay in touch!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/galentineswpg
Twitter: @GalentinesWPG
Instagram: @galentineswpg

Happy Galentine's Day, everyone!
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Update 4
Posted by Sara Smith
1 month ago
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Here's part of the payoff from all of your amazing donations! About $1,500 of candy, snacks, and menstrual products that will go in our Galentine's gift bags! Our deepest thanks to all the generous folks who helped make this happen.
Galentine's Shopping trip #1 - done!
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Posted by Sara Smith
1 month ago
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Hello to all our wonderful new donors and friends! Thank you for your support - and your pins will be in the mail today.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/galentineswpg) to see all the great stuff that comes from your contribution :)
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Update 2
Posted by Sara Smith
2 months ago
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A delicious update: A life-size chocolate stiletto from Chocolatier Constance Popp will be given as a gift to two of our donors! Names will be announced Feb 10th!
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$3,300 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 98 people in 4 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
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Created November 18, 2016
Sara Lynne Smith  
CP
$50
Carol Peeveer
1 month ago

Christine - great cause! Having grown up in the North End and seeing first hand the struggles of so many, nice to see you put a smile on some of their faces. Thank You & everyone on your committee.

DJ
$50
Delia Jacob
1 month ago
ML
$14
Matt Lebrun
1 month ago
KG
$14
Kathy Gaudreau
1 month ago
AB
$25
Anita Baldwinson
1 month ago

Such a great cause

AL
$25
Adrienne Leonard
1 month ago
OI
$200
Outoftheblue Inc
1 month ago
$30
Daniella Fantin McDonald
1 month ago
PG
$50
Paul Grower
1 month ago
AB
$42
Amy Bettencourt
1 month ago

Because love should come in the form of a hug, not a hurting hand or word. I hope this donation helps you get what you need <3

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