Host an Event

Third Party Fundraising

SOWINS encourages special fundraising events and campaigns that you carry out to benefit the work of our organization – this is what we call a third party event/campaign. We have an event guide and application form for this type of event.

We want to help you in any way we can. We must also exercise care to ensure that your event falls within our organizational and legal guidelines. This guidebook was created to support you with your project as well as to help you understand our needs around third party events.

Important – If you would like to host a fundraising event to benefit SOWINS, we ask that a Third Party Agreement be completed and submitted to us prior to starting to work on the event or campaign. This allows us to be aware of your plans and to know how best we can assist you.

Make an Impact! Help us end violence against women and take a stand – your own way.

If you have any questions about hosting an event to benefit SOWINS, please contact (250) 493-4366 or

Event Ideas!

  • Home BBQ
  • Work place raffle
  • Girl’s night out
  • Gifts in lieu for birthdays and other special occasions
  • Small change donation box at your store or restaurant
  • Rummage or garage sale
  • Board game night
  • Talent or Fashion Show
  • Pie Auction
  • Oscar night/World Cup/Hockey betting pool

You Can Help

SOWINS relies in part on the generosity of people like you to help end the cycle of violence and abuse in the South Okanagan. Your contribution will make a difference in the life of a woman or child who has experienced or is at risk of violence and abuse.  Please give.

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You Can help!

Become a Member

You can help by becoming a member of SOWINS. Members support us as we work to prevent abuse and increase awareness about the impacts of abuse, and strive to make our community a safer and healthier place for all. Membership is only $10 per year.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering with SOWINS is a rewarding opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of women and children in the South Okanagan. We are on the lookout for community members in good standing who respect the confidential and sensitive nature of the work we do.

Host an Event

You can help SOWINS by hosting a fundraising event at your home, work, school or in the community. We call it third-party fundraising but you’ll feel like part of the SOWINS family. We have lots of ideas and some guidelines. Get inspired and check it out…

Get in touch


Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 4:30


SOWINS (South Okanagan Women in Need Society) #102-1027 Westminster Avenue West,
Penticton, B.C. V2A 1L4


Office: 250-493-4366
Crisis (24h): 1-800-814-2033

Making an Impact


Bed Stays for Women in 2019


Bed Stays for Children in 2019


PEACE Program Sessions in 2019


Crisis Calls Answered in 2019


Shelter at Capacity for these days in 2019


Women and Children Turned AWAY in 2019