Congratulations to Working Gear Clothing Society

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100 Women Who Care Vancouver selected Working Gear Clothing Society (WGCS) as the winning charity to receive a donation of $10,000 at our November 20th, 2017 meeting at Steamworks Brew Pub in Gastown.

WGCS provides good quality used or new clothing, including suits, business casual attire as well as construction appropriate clothing and steel toed work boots free of charge to men re-entering the workforce. Many of these low-income men have been unemployed for long periods and lack the finances to afford the clothing needed to find a job. These men are ready to work, and get referred to WGCS through community agencies that assist the unemployed.

Thanks to our other November 20th Presenters

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Blind Beginnings

Envisions a world where seeing things differently inspires limitless potential for BC’s blind and partially sighted children. Through educational and experiential workshops, pre-employment training, summer camps, recreational activities and individualized counselling, Blind Beginnings offers these youth opportunities to develop skills, confidence and independence.

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Pacific Post Partum Support Society

Providing a variety of free or low-cost programs for mothers experiencing a difficult pregnancy or postpartum adjustment, including postpartum depression and anxiety (PPD/A). They offer a range of services, depending upon individual’s needs

Previously selected charities:
Nov. 20, 2017 – Working Gear Clothing Society
Sept. 18, 2017 – Night Hoops Basketball Society 
June 5, 2017 – Strathcona Community Dental Clinic
March 6, 2017 – PLEA KidStart
November 14, 2016 – MOSAIC
September 12, 2016 – WAVAW – Rape Crisis Centre
June 6, 2016 – The Lipstick Project
Mar. 7, 2016 – Dress For Success Vancouver
Nov. 17, 2015 – Backpack Buddies
Sept. 15, 2015 – REACH – Child & Youth Development Foundation

How do Charities become involved with 100WomenVan?
Are you a local charity or non-profit in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland? Do you want to know how to get involved with 100 Women Who Care Vancouver? Well you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out how WE can help YOU.

We, the members of 100 Women Who Care Vancouver, are a passionate, engaged bunch.
Charities must be nominated by a member of 100 Women Who Care Vancouver to be considered, so take the time to connect with us online. Let our members know who you are, what services you provide to our community and generally why the organization you work for is the best around. You can find us on Facebook ; Twitter ; Instagram. The more we know about you, the more likely it is that you’ll be nominated.

Not sure if your organization meets the criteria for a nomination? We’ve got a handy list below.

In order to be eligible to present to our membership, nominated charities must meet the following criteria:

1) Must be a registered non-profit or charitable organization that’s eligible to provide a tax receipt for donations.
2) Must be established for at least one year (NO start-ups).
3) If a national or international charity, 100% of the money they would receive from us MUST go back into Vancouver’s Lower Mainland. It can be used to start a new initiative, but no funds are to be spent outside of Vancouver’s Lower Mainland. Organizations will be asked if this is possible when vetted, and if it is not, they will be removed from the nomination pool.