Galentine's Day 2019

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***It’s that time of year again… when we raise funds to create a special Valentine’s Day celebration for the women of Winnipeg’s North End!***

Valentine’s Day can be a time to find joy in the love you share with another, or to celebrate your single status by indulging in self-care. Yet for many of our community members, neither of these are an option.

Imagine being reminded of happy couples while you’re trying to escape an abusive relationship. What if you could barely afford the essentials, let alone to treat yourself to a fancy box of sweets when you’re feeling down?

Every woman deserves to feel special, loved, and celebrated. Through the giving and receiving of special, “just because” gifts, we hope to connect women across the city in the spirit of sweetness and love. We believe that the receiving of these small pleasures helps a person to feel cared for, and elevates their overall sense of self-worth.

We recognize the importance of resources and funds to provide the basics to those in need. But on this one day of the year, we choose to raise funds to provide something special - above and beyond the basic human needs - to our city’s vulnerable women.

Since 2015, we've partnered with one or more of Winnipeg's worthy women's centres on or around Valentine's Day, providing sweets, treats, and feel-good movies. Starting in 2017, we have hosted the annual Galentine's Day event: a day of community caring and sharing in the North End of Winnipeg. We provide lunch and gift bags, and welcome guests to enjoy esthetics services, massages, and a movie screening. 

You can help us by making a donation. One hundred per cent of our proceeds (minus GoFundMe admin fees) will go towards sweets, a delicious lunch, and sturdy reusable tote bags filled with gifts and hygiene items that will be given out at the event.

*Don't forget!* Everyone who donates $15 or more will receive a Galentine's Day enamel pin as a thank you! (Shipping costs are included in the $15.) If you would like to request additional pins, please contact us at galentineswpg@gmail.com. 

***IMPORTANT! If you donate, make sure to send your mailing address to galentineswpg@gmail.com. GoFundMe no longer provides us with your information, and this is the only way we can send you your pin***

Help us make 2019 the sweetest Galentine’s Day yet!

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Email galentineswpg@gmail.com, or reach us on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/galentineswpg), Instagram (@galentineswpg), or Twitter (@galentineswpg).

A HUGE thank-you to our 2019 sponsors and contributors!

Luncheon Sponsor: Award Marble
Venue Sponsor: Turtle Island Community Centre
Gift Bag Sponsor: CIBC
Printing Sponsor: Regehr's Printing
Self-Care Sponsors: Krystyn Larry, Silver Jeans, The Shindleman Family
Gift Sponsors: The Derm Centre, Hannah Taylor
Media Sponsor: Virgin Radio 

Hairstyling and Esthetics Services: Aveda Institute, MC College 
Chiropractic Treatments: Clarity Chiropractic

Event Sponsors: Costco St. James, Sculpt Barre, Petals West, Diamond Gallery, Scout Coffee + Tea, The Good Will Social Club, Strong Badger Coffeehouse, Bijou Photobooth, OrangeTheory Fitness, The BeYOUTee Bar, Village Orthodontics, Purdy's, Huna Apothecary, Kadampa Meditation Centre, Jeanne's Bakery, Pilates Manitoba, Warehouse One, TransX, FXR Racing, The North West Company, Tony Chestnut Clothing and Design, Inn at the Forks, Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies, Love Elizabeth Creative, Purpose Construction, Belle Baguette, Clarion Hotel and Spa, Dr. Cantin Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Vodrey Pediatric Dentist
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*Important* If you have donated to Galentine's this year and still haven't received your pin, please make sure to send your mailing address to galentineswpg@gmail.com so we can get it to you! Apologies for sounding like a broken record - we are trying everything we can do to work with the reduced functionality of this site and will be making changes to our system for next year :)

Our 2019 event was a wonderful success! Please see our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/galentineswpg for a huge album of photos. Thanks to everyone for your support - see you all next year <3
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IMPORTANT NEWS! If you have donated this year, please make sure to send your mailing address to us at Galentineswpg@gmail.com.

GoFundMe no longer provides us with your mailing address, so this is the only way we can send you your thank-you pin!
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To everyone who has donated so far: Please make sure to send your address to galentineswpg@gmail.com if you haven't already! GoFundMe no longer provides us with your mailing info, and it's so important to us that your generosity is acknowledged with a thank you note and one of our pins!.

Thanks again for your help and support. Have a lovely evening!
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Hello wonderful donors and followers!

Please note that GoFundMe has changed their functionality for this year and we no longer get access to your mailing address through the website. If you donated and would like to get a pin in the mail, please be sure to send your mailing address to us at galentineswpg@gmail.com.

We are working hard to reach out and follow up with everyone individually, but this adds extra admin time to our volunteers' duties. So your help on this is very appreciated. xox Thank you!
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