Share the Spirit

SOWINS Share the Spirit

Since 1999 SOWINS has run the “Share the Spirit” project in partnership with donations from our community and an amazing team of staff and volunteers.

“Share the Spirit” hampers contain gifts of food, gift cards, and wish list items, and lots of community support for the women and children that SOWINS serves.

Businesses, organizations, schools, workplace staff and individuals are invited to take the hamper challenge each year.

  • The program is open to all women and families who have taken SOWINS services in the past calendar year.
  • The women submit an anonymous wish list to their counsellor at SOWINS which is then matched with an anonymous donor who fills a hamper.
  • The hamper is delivered to a drop off point and then delivered to the woman or family by our volunteers.

To participate in this annual campaign please contact us at (250) 493-4366. ext 120

or email

How you can help

You can help one of our families during this holiday season by either:
1. Sponsoring
A hamper for an entire family or one of the single/senior women we provide services for.
To become a sponsor contact Liz:
250 493 4366 ext 120 or
2. Donating
*New unwrapped gifts *Nonperishable food items
*New personal care products
*Gift certificates to local stores
*Monetary contributions are also welcome
These donations are used to create hampers, as gifts for our children’s Christmas party, or as gifts for women and families staying at the Transition House and Safe Homes during the holidays.
Donations can be dropped off at SOWINS:
#102 – 1027 Westminster Ave W (M-F (9am to 5pm)