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Galentine's Day 2018

$4,135 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 18 months
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***Galentine's Day is BACK for 2018, and we are aiming to create a bigger and better event to provide gifts and a fun day to even more wonderful women!***

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. In 2017, we held the first-ever Galentine's Day event: a day of community caring and sharing at the North End Women's Centre. We provided lunch and gift bags, as well as welcomed guests to enjoy esthetics services, massages, and a movie screening. 

Our plan for 2018 is to expand the event even further: we will host a self-care extravaganza for the women of Winnipeg's North End at a larger venue where we can welcome even more deserving guests!

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.

*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.) Pins are currently in production and are expected to ship late December. 

If you would like to request additional pins, please contact us at galentineswpg@gmail.com

Help us make 2018 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), Instagram (@galentineswpg), or Twitter (@galentineswpg).

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A HUGE thank-you to our 2018 sponsors and contributors!

Luncheon Sponsor: Award Marble
Venue Sponsor: Silver Jeans
Gift Bag Sponsor: CIBC
Printing Sponsor: Regehr's Printing
Candy Sponsors: Lori Lind of Goodfellow, Goodfellow and Lind Real Estate and ChrisD.ca
Media Partner: 103.1 Virgin Radio

Hairstyling and Esthetics Services: MC College
Chiropractic Treatments: Clarity Chiropractic

Event Sponsors: Cornell Creme, Inn at the Forks/Riverstone Spa, Crown Cap, Costco, BeeYouTee Bar, Petals West, Dot Calm, Jeanne's Cakes, Village Orthodontics, Purdy's Chocolates, Diamond Gallery, Scout Coffee & Tea, The Good Will Social Club, Big Fun Festival. London Drugs, Northgate Dental, Bijou Photobooth, The Hershey Company, Mama Bear Clan, Modern Supply Co.
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Today was a (wonderful) doozy! Hours of hauling, counting, planning, and packing have resulted in what you see here: 400+ gift bags ready to be handed out to our lovely and deserving guests on Galentine's Day :)

Thanks to our awesome committee and dedicated volunteers for helping make it happen. We are so, so excited for Wednesday!
Gift Bag Mountain
Hardworking crew (and mini helpers!)
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Wow...WOW! We are currently at $3,725, which is well over last year's online fundraising total. This huge outpouring of generosity is going to help so much in covering this year's bigger venue and expanded costs.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far!
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Wow, we jumped from $1,500 to $2,575 in just 8 days! What an amazing community this is.

We still have a long way to go before reaching our goal, so please spread the word to help us get there!

We have expanded the scope of our event this year, with a bigger venue, more food, and lots of extras so that we can welcome even more deserving women. Your donation will help us to cover these costs!
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Hi everyone! We are thrilled to be at 1/4 of our fundraising goal. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.

We will be doing the main shopping trip for event supplies and gift bag goodies on February 9th, so it's imperative that we get in as many donations as possible before then!

Please, share this fundraiser with your loved ones, and encourage them to help us make this day extra special. We will send them one of our lovely custom Galentine's Day pins as a thank-you!
Donate $15 or more and receive a pin!
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