Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
Did you know that half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16?
I’ve witnessed the effects first hand. When I was just 17 years old, I volunteered at a battered women’s shelter in my hometown. I offered makeup application to women who had job interviews, and provided resume writing services to those who were ready to get back into the workforce. At the time, I felt very detached from the residents; to me, violence against women was a small, isolated occurrence confined to the spaces of the shelter and its inhabitants. Never have I been so wrong.
Today, I’m proud to support The Canadian Women’s Foundation; Canada’s only national foundation dedicated to giving women and girls in Canada a chance for a better life.
“We invest in the strength of women and the dreams of girls. The Canadian Women’s Foundation raises money to end violence against women, move women out of poverty and build strong resilient girls through funding, researching and promoting best practices. We are a leading voice for women in Canada.”
In its continuing efforts to end violence against women, the Canadian Women’s Foundation has paired up with Winners and HomeSense to create the Shop for Hope campaign that runs throughout April 12th to May 11th, 2014. This unique program donates net proceeds of specially marked Canadian Women’s Foundation products to help raise hope for women and their children across Canada who experience violence.
From pillows with inspirational quotes, to throws, candles and jewelry boxes, this exclusive line of products has something for everyone, with the added benefit of helping women in your community.
Clockwise from top: Charity Plush Elephant with Embroidery $14.99; Charity Candle $9.99; Ladies T-Shirt $14.99; Charity Quote Pillow $19.99; Mirror Box $14.99/ $19.99; Charity Bag $1.49; Charity Teacup $5.99; Charity 5 PC Set Nail Polish $12.99. Center: Charity Throw $24.99; Charity Sport Towel $7.00; Charity Hydration Flavour Bottle $9.99.
Visit Winners and Homesense and check out their exclusive, specially marked Canadian Women’s Foundation products in the Shop for Hope aisle. Net proceeds will help raise hope for women who have experienced violence.
To help spread the word about this incredible initiative, one lucky reader will win ALL the products pictured above (retail value over $150.00). To enter, simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. (more…)