Walk to End Abuse


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Join the fight against violence and abuse.

Take a stand and walk for awareness and change.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

10:00 am –  Rotary Park, Penticton

Please, join us for the 5th Annual SOWINS Walk tEnAbuse (formerly Walk a Mile in Her Shoes).

For victims of abuse and violence, silence can bisolating, dangerous and even fatal. Join us as wBreak the Silence and Stop the Violence in oucommunity!

Together we can raise $50,000 for SOWINS.

Help us save lives and create change by registering early and asking your friends and family for their support. Your support will bring much needed awareness to the serious issue of violence and abuse in our community. Every dollar raised is invested locally to help save and change lives.

Show your support by signing up for the Walk to End Abuse by March 31 and you’ll be entered to win an incredible early bird prize that includes:

  • Four tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s presentation of “Crystal”
  • $100 gift card to Earls Restaurant
  • A bottle of wine from Misconduct Winery
  • A bottle of Invictus wine

Prize winners will be announced April 3, 2018.

  • BECAUSE OF YOU: SOWINS was able to provide emergency shelter 2,339 bed stays for women in 2016.
  • BECAUSE OF YOU: Our Child and Youth Counselling (PEACE) program was able to support over 135 children in 2016 through outreach counselling.
  • BECAUSE OF YOU: In 2016 over 173 senior women received services in our Mature Outreach Counselling program.
Be a champion for those seeking to overcome the effects of violence and abuse by donating, walking, and volunteering for our 5th annual event.
DATE: Sunday, June 3, 2018 
TIME: Check in 10:00 am  Walk 10:45 am
LOCATION: Rotary Park, Martin St & Lakeshore Drive W., Penticton
On behalf of the women and families we serve, thank you for stepping up to support SOWINS. Together we can make a difference!

Donate now by visiting https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/south-okanagan-women-in-need-society/p2p/walk/

Contact: Marni Adams 250-859-0954 or fundraising@sowins.com

Fundraising Tips

Become a champion for violence and abuse survivors by organizing a team and competing to raise the most funds in advance of the walk. Ready, set… go!

This beautiful walk along the lakeshore will include music, guest speakers, food and drinks and the ceremonious flags demonstrating how much you have helped over the years!

You can be a part of the solution:

YOU can help local women flee to safety, a warm bed, full tummy and a plan for a new life!

YOU can see the most vulnerable children and youth in our community escape a life of family violence!

Set your fundraising goal and change lives for local women and children!

Asking for support/money can be tough so here is your fundraising checklist to get you started and successful in achieving your fundraising goal.

  • What is your personal connection to the cause? Be sure to share this story with your friends, family and contacts as you ask for support. This is your story, your cause not just a great cause to give to.
  • Support your cause. Be sure to support your campaign with your own donation. Even if you donate $10, it will show your supporters that you are vested in the cause.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for an amount. If you ask for $20 you are more likely to get $20 donations than $5 or $10.
  • Set a reasonable goal, you can always raise it later. Unattainable goals are self- defeating. Start in a place that is comfortable. If you get there, you can always move it up later. It is your personal page! Minimum suggested target is $250.
  • Getting the word (and ask) out! While social media is a great way to fundraise, email still gets the most donations. A personal email from you will bring in the best results.
  • Be sure to post your progress. Let your supporters know how you are doing. You can post on social media or send an email, just keep them in the loop.
  •  Let your supporters know where the money is going! Did you know?
  • 1 in 4 solicitation emails from peer-to-peer fundraisers results in donations versus 1 in 1,250 sent by the fundraising organizations themselves



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