‘Tis the season to give hope with gifts that lift women and children in your community beyond abuse, and help build better tomorrows. Canadian Women’s Foundation empowers women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence. This year Canadian Women’s Foundation has partnered with Winners and HomeSense to bring a line of Holiday gifts which will bring happiness to the receiver while also bringing hope to women and children because 100% of net proceeds help support local shelters and violence prevention programs in your community.
Think about that for a moment, 100% of proceeds go directly to helping others! I am totally into this because the foundation is dedicated to ending violence against women and that’s a cause we choose to support wholeheartedly.
The statistics provided by Canadian Women’s Foundation are alarming:
- Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16
- 67% of all Canadians say they personally know at least one woman who has been sexually or physically assaulted
- On average, every six days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. In 2011, In 2011, from the 89 police reported spousal homicides, 76 of the victims (over 85%) were women
- On any given day in Canada, more than 3,300 women (along with their 3,000 children) are forced to sleep in an emergency shelter to escape domestic violence. Every night, about 200 women are turned away because the shelters are full.
With our Holiday Gift Guide, each of the bloggers has a charity which they’re donating to, we plan on adding to our donation by purchasing Gifts of Hope for those on our lists! These items are so amazingly pretty and again, 100% of the profits go to charity!
To find out more about Canadian Women’s Foundation head to their website, Follow them on Twitter and on Facebook.
Shop for Hope Chunky Knit Throws – $39.99 ea
Shop for Hope Plush Owl – $14.99 ea
Shop for Hope Crochet Dachshund – $14.99 ea
Shop for Hope Seasonal Coffee Mugs – $5.99 ea
Shop for Hope Faux Tabletop Tree – $9.99 ea
Shop for Hope Musical Snow Globe – $16.99
Shop for Hope Cheese Board with Knife – $12.99
Shop for Hope Decorative Linen Cushion – $24.99 ea
Shop for Hope Decorative Linen Cushion – $19.99 ea
Shop for Hope Burlap Totes – $2.99 ea ea
Shop for Hope Burlap Santa Sacks – $5.99 ea
Shop for Hope Shop for Hope Reuseable Shopping Totes – $1.79 ea
Shop for Hope Knit Stockings – $16.99 ea
You can find all of the lovely gift items at your local Winners or HomeSense stores in Canada.
#HOLIDAYGIFTS2014 TWITTER PARTY
If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for more people on your list, make sure to check our the rest of our Holiday Gift Guide features and don’t forget to join us for the #HolidayGifts2014 Twitter Party on December 9th at 9pm EST where Ryobi will be giving away an amazing prize! RSVP HERE.
WIN a HUGE Shop for Hope Prize Pack
To celebrate the Christmas season, Canadian Women’s Foundation has provided us with a giveaway prize pack filled with select products in Shop for Hope line valued over $150! That’s over $200 in value and some amazing gifts.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
By donating food to the food bank.
Carey Hurst says
I give things to the shelters. A lot if stuff I collect over the year from contesting and couponing I drop off either to the homeless shelter but mostly to the ones where moms and kids are .
jennifer capin says
donating to the local food bank
Jennpup (@jennpup) says
By sharing some of my winnings :-) Just won a fresh Christmas Tree from a local tree farm, so we’ll be giving it to a neighbourhood family who needs a tree :-)
Our kids and I put together shoeboxes for “Operation Christmas Child.” We work all year to collection little toys and items and put together in November as a team. A tradition I hope to continue…
Vesper Meikle says
I give to the food bank at our local grocery store
Elaine G says
I donated to the food bank.
We donate to food drives, mitten trees and toy drives.
l p says
working at the food bank; working in charity concerts for various organisations. asking that money usually spent on gifts be donated to a charity of my choice. thanks
Lisa Neutel says
my family adopts a family for xmas that wouldnt normally get a xmas …we also pack boxes for operation christmas child
lisa mclain says
by donating food to the food bank ! And we picked an angel of the tree for a child !
Lori Jackson says
Yesterday at Sobeys, the little boy and his Mom in front of us at the checkout told the cashier it was hid birthday, so I bought him a Kinder egg…his face lit right up…such a great feeling…I thought about him all day!
caryn s says
we have donated food, gently used clothes and money to charities to help those in need this year.
Robyn L says
bringing baked goodies to shut-ins and to work for coffee time(small restaurant.
joanne darrell says
I am donating to the food bank.
Lynda Cook says
I am donating to Goodwill, no since throwing out good clothes and small appliances when someone else can use them!
lori b says
I have mitts scarves and hats to give out as well as good and toiletry items for the shelters
Doris Calvert says
We give and deliver for Santa Anonymous, hand out blankets, food vouchers and coffee where we know homeless teens hang out , and do a few other things, as much as my health allows me!
Suzie M says
I am donating & helping a local program that provides lunches for home less people
Leah B says
By remembering that small acts of kindness go a long way – i.e. opening a door for someone, helping them with their bags. Best of all, it’s a great example for our kids!
Donating food and clothes to food drives and toy drives
Andrea Amy says
We’ve been collecting and donating food to our church to help with their christmas hamper program. I also have some items to donate to the salvation army for their toy drive.
Julie Dyer says
We donate to the food bank and our local toy drive.
We donated some food to a food bank
kristen visser says
I have donated to our food bank, salvation army and i have donated a few toys as well to tree for hope at our local mall
Jo-Anne Pfoh says
I walk dogs and visit the animals at the humane society and bring food and treats. They need love too and are caged all the time during the holidays . so Christmas day and boxing day and 3 times a week I go and take the doggies for a walk. I would take the kitties but they don’t listen at all !
Brandee H says
We have donated toys and a box of necessities to our local shelter.
nadene coleman says
I donate to the local food banks.
Treen Goodwin says
always donate food clothes and a boy and a girl gift , everyone deserves a nice Christmas :)
Shari Goss (@knitwitshair) says
We donate to the food bank, Operation Christmas Child, and I have donated products from my business to families in need.
Judy Cowan says
I am donating to the food bank and to the toy drive.
id give to my dad
Kristine Ewald says
I helped cooked at a Christmas banquet! I also am elfing people :)
darlene w says
driving neighbours around for groceries and volunteering at Homefront Cancer Services gift wrap
kathy downey says
Donating food to the food bank and food to the animal shelter
A lot of donations at the kids school and at work.
Leah Lucas says
We donate to the food bank and the second time around store
My son and I toys to the fire station.
Erika Belanger says
Donated money, clothing and food
We have adopted a family this Christmas. We’re creating a Christmas hamper that will go towards their big Christmas dinner and gifts for the kids.
Sunshine G says
I’m donating to a variety of food and toy drives.
Jen Conlin says
We put together Winter survival Back Packs for the Homeless in Calgary. We always put in a Tims card too so that they can come in out of the cold and have a coffee or light snack
Victoria Ess says
I’m donating clothes and toiletries to women’s shelters.
Amber Lafrance says
Every year, I make sure to do 12 acts of kindness (one for each month) This year, I baked bread and gave it to my neighbors, bought coffee for the people in line behind me, helped a dog rescue get sponsors for a charity auction and made doggie mats from old sheets for the rescues, and knit blankets and scarves for the homeless. I am poor, being disabled, but I have skills so you use what you have.
Jennifer P. says
we are donating food to the food bank and toys to the toy bank.
Jeff Skidmore says
I’m helping others by volunteering at my local seniors home!
seham merzib says
donating to the food bank
I am helping others by donating time and baked goods for local tea’s and bake sales.
Carol Denny says
I give to the red kettle campagne and I donated to the food bank.
We give food to people.
Amy L says
We donate canned goods to a local food drive and we donate clothing and other items to a local shelter during the holiday season.
Anna W says
I try to donate as much as possible to the food banks and our school is also having a food drive and collecting coats for the homeless.
Chris Stockford says
donated to the food bank.
Janet Miller says
We stuffed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and my daughter has approached her teacher about doing a toy drive. This has nothing to do with the question but as a survivor of domestic abuse I think this is a wonderful idea. I will be owning some of these whether I win or not!
Volunteering with the salvation army
I help to make a Christmas Hamper for the Christmas cheerboard every year to give back
am helping a friend move!
Alyssa C says
The Christmas boxes with World Vision.. I grew up putting boxes together every year to send away, and now I am so excited to continue the tradition with my daughter. Teaching her to give to those who need it most.
Carine Lefebvre says
I like to cook for my entourage!
I help my mom get all her Christmas decorating done.
Michelle Michaud says
I love to cook so I make dinner for many people in my neighborhood!
MBA Mama says
I have actually purchased one of the burlpa sacks. We are clearing out and cleaning up barely used toys and filling up boxes with canned and boxed foods to send to a local community centre that helps the financial disadvantaged locally
Tammy Dalley says
donating to goodwill and the food bank
Carol M (Lushka S) says
Donating to the Food Bank
misty deibel says
me and my oldest daughter will be serving Christmas dinner a church for the homeless this year again.
Aneta Alaei says
Even though we don’t have much extra this year we are donating what we can. We bought 10 pairs of gloves for the schools fundraiser to help others, and we are donating winter jackets and sleeping bags to the homeless
Florence C says
Our Santa Parade is on Saturday. I will be taking some food items to donate, I always give to the Salvation Army and I am donating toys to the Local Happy Tree.
I donate clothes to salvation army, food to the foodbank, toys to chumcity wish, and money tot he starlight foundation
Monica H says
We practice RACK (random acts of Kindness) also we make gift bags for the homeless in our community. Each bag contains food, toiletries, hat mitts and a treat!
Vivian D. says
I have been helping with the food drive at work
Alayne Langford says
We donate toys and give to the local food bank. We also up the ante for charities such as Sick Kids Hospital :)
Pat B says
helping out at the food bank
Nate Fuller says
Donating to food banks
Cathy C says
I give to food banks and snowsuit fund and cash to Salvation Army kettle and I write blog posts to support charities and causes.
Stephanie Campbell says
Our family is donating food for hampers being made up by our children’s school.
Juliee Fitze says
I have a case of food to go to the food bank.
april taylor says
I donate to Toys for Tots.
Donating toys & food for the food bank.
sarah sar says
My kids and I volunteer at the soup kitchen every xmas morning and donate to local food bank
Teresa Claire says
This year along with the usual donations of money and toys for children…I am helping my 26 year old daughter…this campaign hits very close to home. My daughter has been staying with me for the last few days after finally leaving an abusive relationship. I am just so glad that she is home and Julie…your strength and courage will help both of us through what will be a long journey to healthy and happy.
Lori Bazan says
At my work we are collecting for a family of five a Christmas Hamper. We also donate to our local foodbank
Sherry K says
I take beauty and personal products that I have purchased on special during the year to the shelter for young women in town.
we donate to the angel tree
Stephanie Phelps says
We are helping other in the can food drive in my community as well as the Toys for tots!
masood anjum says
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angie andrews says
i donate food to the food bank
Nicole B says
I give to the red cross
Tari Lawson says
I am collecting food from friends to give to a local food drive.
I have donated to a shelter and am donating to Salvation Army as well as the foodbank.
Silvia D says
We have donated food numerous times to the food bank, pet food to the local shelter and sponsored a family for christmas.
angela m says
We donated to our local food bank
Ann Fantom says
We give back this holiday season by buying gifts for our adopt a family at our church and my husband’s workplace.
Valerie Theberge says
I help by donating food and money to the food bank.
I donate to charities
Rhonda W G. says
I’ve donated to the local food bank…
giving to the food bank , donating old clothes to goodwill .
Lori JB says
We donate to the toy drive and donate & volunteer at our local food bank.
I am helping others this season by giving gift cards so they may treat themselves to things like coffee and gas.
Lisa Smith says
I volunteer and donate to the food bank
Doris Herns says
by helping animals in need and performing small acts of kindness for people.
Jennifer Pittman says
I like to donate gifts from a giving tree where the kids ask for there favorite item for Christmas.
We made a large toy donation to Santa’s Anonymous and will be donating to the homeless shelter next week.
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Rick F says
I’m giving some of my baking to a couple of elderly ladies that I know.
lisa mclain says
Helping out at the food bank
Andria CM says
Donating to the food bank
Stephanie LaPlante says
My family & I donated a bunch of coats and blankets this year.
Megan F. says
We gave to the food bank and the local women’s shelter.
Lee-Ann S says
We’re doing several things this season to help others including Angel Tree (x2), Joyful Socks, Make a Wish, World Vision and the Foodbank.
i’m helping by donating toys for the toy drive
Brenda Lacourciere says
we are hosting a misfit dinner and having everyone who has no plans this year.
We donate anything that we’ve grown out of or replacing when we get out our winter gear!
Lana Hood says
food to food bank, money to food bank, sponsoring meals at soup kitchen
We donate to various causes. Just dropped off some needed things at my son’s school for a charity.
Tricia G says
I have donated to an Adopt an Angel program.
Wanda Tracey says
I am driving a young girl to work and back home because her car is broke down and she hasn’t got the means to fix it right now.She has little children and can’t afford to lose her job.I will help her out until she gets her car fixed.
Yan D says
our office is sponsoring a family for christmas
We like to donate to the family transition place, local food bank, school charities & a toy drive :)
Kayla Gilbert says
I recently went to Salvation Army to donate old clothes and I donated some can foods at my local food bank.
Donate money almost every time I go out
Erin W says
Every year we donate new toys to the Christmas bureau and the food bank!
Amy C says
My sons class adopted a family. We are donating food and presents.
ivy pluchinsky says
donating to food banks
I made a donation of old clothes to the Thrift shop!
I volunteer with gift wrapping, donate to Food banks and to the Salvation Army
I donate to the food bank and to the Salvation Army toy drive.
Chandra Christine O'Connor says
we donate to the local food bank
Gloria C says
We have donated new toys for the Christmas Shoebox Toy Drive.
My family and I volunteer every year at the Salvation Army together.
natalie yeoman says
we made gift boxes and making a dinner for a school for homeless kids that we adopted
We make up stockings with gloves, hats, scarves and toiletry items and donate to the mens shelter.
donating food/toys/clothing to charities.
todd greencorn says
We always go through our kids closets before Christmas and donate all of the clothes that do not fit and also my girlfriend sponsors a child as part of her work
Patrick Beliveau says
Donating food to the food bank, donating toys to Toy Mountain and local shelters and donating adult clothing to local shelters
S. Jackson says
I will be volunteering at the “soup kitchen” that helps feed the homeless!
Erica B. says
We donate to our local animal shelter.
Donating to and volunteering at the local food bank.
Lisa Garner says
We have helped others by donating to the food bank through my childrens school food drive and bought gifts for our local Salvation Army angel tree.
Lisa V. says
We usually adopt a family by picking names from a tree.
Brittney House says
We have donated new toys to shelters so that kids can have a happy Christmas.
EMMA L HORTON says
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Stephanie Larison says
We donate to Toys For Tots every year.
Jake B says
Giving friends kids toys and giving the homeless food when they will take it.
Karen Drake says
I donate to the local food bank when I can.
Joann F says
We buy gifts for a adopted family and donate to food shelters.
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Crystal Porter says
We’ve donated to a local family that has lost their home in a fire. We’ve also donated clothes and toys to the needy.
We just dropped anonymous gifts off at a neighbor’s house, and we’ll donate to Toys 4 Tots and the domestic violence shelter.
Becky Moore says
We adopt a family….
Vikki Billings says
We bought toys and gave money to two families that were struggling this year to provide Christmas for their children.
Beverly Metcalf says
I’ve donated lots of food to the local food shelf this year. Thanks for having this contest!
Brian E. says
Thank You for the giveaway… we volunteer monthly at a local food bank; help out our elderly neighbors.
Trisha McKee says
My daughter and I adopted two children to provide gifts and clothes for.