Share YOUR Spirit of Giving with SOWINS this year.

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society Share the Spirit of Giving is our largest annual fundraising campaign for women, children and families .

We have all come through some very difficult times and the women, children and families we serve have been especially affected by this pandemic with isolation and abuse on the rise.

Let’s give them the holiday they deserve in 2021! Show them YOUR spirit and change a life today.

HELP SUPPORT WOMEN, YOUTH, CHILDREN AND LOCAL FAMILIES

SPIRIT OF GIVING

Your generous gift will help make a difference in the life of a local South Okanagan resident in need who has experienced, or is at risk, of violence and abuse.

Your donations will provide food, clothing, toiletries and gifts to women, children and local families in need.
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HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Sponsor a single woman or family by providing grocery gift cards, gifts and, if possible other needs identified by clients and make things a little brighter over the holidays. 

Sponsors may expect to spend $250 for a single woman and more for a family. While we encourage sponsors to shop/assemble items on their own, funds may also be donated, and volunteers will do the shopping.
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LIGHT UP A LIFE

For many, housing is difficult to find and unaffordable which leaves many men, women, youth and children jumping from shelter to shelter, or worse, living on the streets.

As winter approaches, sleeping on the streets becomes extremely challenging. We have the backpacks, you can fill them with items to keep them safe over the holidays and sprinkle with a dash of cheer with a small, wrapped gift. Backpacks are created for women, youth, and men. Please, indicate who you build your backpack for.
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HELP SUPPORT WOMEN, YOUTH, CHILDREN AND LOCAL FAMILIES

SPIRIT OF GIVING

Your generous gift will help make a difference in the life of a local South Okanagan resident in need who has experienced, or is at risk, of violence and abuse.
>> READ MORE

HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Sponsor a single woman or family by providing grocery gift cards, gifts and, if possible other needs identified by clients and make things a little brighter over the holidays.
>> READ MORE​

LIGHT UP A LIFE

For many, housing is difficult to find and unaffordable which leaves many men, women, youth and children jumping from shelter to shelter, or worse, living on the streets.
>> READ MORE

View and download gift idea shopping lists

Together, we are making a difference in the lives of women, men, youth, and children in the South Okanagan.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN SHARE YOUR SPIRIT, PLEASE CONTACT:

Marni Adams

fundraising@sowins.com

250-488-1268

STORIES

Every dream about my upcoming wedding ended with me looking frantically for my shoes and not finding them.

Those dreams and small signs would one day add up to the kind of nightmare no bride would ever wish to imagine for her future, but at the time I did not yet know how intuition or higher intelligence shows up to warn us in dreams and in moments where we need to be protected from harm.

Standing on the church altar it took great effort for my vows to leave my lips. Then? It was over. We were married and off to our Jamaican honeymoon. The abuse did not start with any major event but I remember some little things that really left me confused. Three things to be exact. The first was a kind of rule introduced when my husband called from work one evening.

STORIES

Every dream about my upcoming wedding ended with me looking frantically for my shoes and not finding them.

Those dreams and small signs would one day add up to the kind of nightmare no bride would ever wish to imagine for her future, but at the time I did not yet know how intuition or higher intelligence shows up to warn us in dreams and in moments where we need to be protected from harm.

Standing on the church altar it took great effort for my vows to leave my lips. Then? It was over. We were married and off to our Jamaican honeymoon. The abuse did not start with any major event but I remember some little things that really left me confused. Three things to be exact. The first was a kind of rule introduced when my husband called from work one evening.