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March “Day of Caring” – Women in Need Society
March 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hello ladies!!! As you know, not only is WWE a group of women who encourages spending time in the outdoors, we also encourage giving back to our community. I’m happy to announce we are organizing a monthly Day of Caring!!!
Over the next few months, we will be volunteering to sort goods at the Women In Need Society (WINS) Donation Centre.
Goal: To ensure that the Donation Centre is stocked with quality reusable clothing and household items for distribution to each of our five thrift stores.
Results: Volunteer groups such as yours sort through hundreds of bags and boxes during your shift. About 20% of the items you’ll sort through will go directly to our Free Goods Referral Program – helping women and their families get set up with the basic needs they require. The remainder of the items are sold through our thrift stores, with revenues supporting WINS and the programs and services we offer to women in need. Our thrift stores also provide a budget-friendly alternative for Calgarians to shop for quality, affordable items.
Donation Centre Address: Unit 141, 7007 54 St SE
Parking: You may park your vehicle in any of the “Reserved for WINS” stalls in front of our building.
What to Wear: Please wear closed toe shoes for protection. Comfortable clothing is best as you will be standing and sorting through boxes and bags. You may also wish to dress in layers as the warehouse can sometime get cold. WINS will provide all other necessary equipment for your volunteer activities.
What to Bring: You may wish to bring snacks. You will have access to a secure room where you can leave your personal belongings. Please also bring a water bottle, you will have access to a water cooler while in the warehouse.
For now, we’ve committed a group of 5 for the afternoon shift (1-4pm) on Saturdays March 14, and April 18. We will be adding more dates and, depending on the interest, can add additional spots.
Very important: If you RSVP, please show. We have committed these numbers to WINS so they are depending on us to be there. If something happens that you can’t make it, please let us know ASAP so we can fill your spot.