Wendy’s 5th Annual Support WIN House 30 Day Campaign

Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters:

The holiday season is just around the corner, and for many of us, this is an exciting time of the year; a time when we can enjoy the company of our families and friends. For some, though, the holiday season can be a challenging time especially for families who are staying in a shelter or who have recently left the shelter. Trying to cope with fleeing a violent situation, looking for a sense of normalcy and transitioning to a new way of life can be difficult.

With your generosity and support, you can join Wendy’s 5th Annual Support WIN House ~30- day Campaign~ to collect local gift cards during Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. A gift card helps families rebuild their lives during and after leaving WIN House’s programs and services such as the shelters. The campaign is unique and supports many families in various ways. Rather than donating actual food or household items, the ask is that you donate gift cards from local stores. The goal is still to collect as many gift cards from a variety of grocery stores such as No Frills, Giant Tiger, Superstore, Safeway, and Shoppers Drug Mart as these are the stores most known to the families, accessible and affordable. This provides families the freedom to select food based on their dietary needs, the opportunity to shop for basic necessities, and the empowerment to purchase their household items. Receiving a gift card, in any amount, help families focus on their journey forward knowing they are supported when they need it the most.

Wendy’s annual campaign has grown significantly, since it started in 2013 with $1,085 collected, $2,485 in 2 014, $3,870.00 in 2015, and $4,005.00 raised in 2016. A total amount of, $11,445.00 in gift cards over the course of four years was raised. There was an overwhelming response last year as 127 gift cards were collected and only a few remain today. Many of these families need basic necessities like a mattress to sleep on, and a gift card provides that support.

How can you donate a gift card or make a cash contribution towards gift cards?

Three ways you can show your support:

Information and Process

Tax Receipt


1. In person

Contact Wendy to make arrangements for pick up or drop off with gift cards.

Contact Info: [email protected] or 780- 238-2321

A tax receipt can be issued, by the end of January 2018, if the gift card is accompanied with a receipt outlining the cost. If you require a tax receipt, please provide your contact information (Full name, address, and email/ phone number).

December 8, 2017

2. Mail

Mail in a gift card or provide a cheque to be put towards the gift cards.

Insert a note in the envelope with the gift cards, indicating that you are supporting Wendy’s 5th Annual WIN House ~30 Day Campaign~

WIN House
Administration Office
P.O Box 20088 RPO Beverly Edmonton, AB T5W 5E6

When mailing in a gift card please include your contact information (Full name, address, and email/ phone number). A tax receipt can be issued, by the end of January 2018, if the gift card is accompanied with a receipt outlining the cost.

December 31, 2017

3. Online

Follow the URL

to make a cash donation online towards the gift cards.

Mary Anne, Marketing Coordinator at WIN House, and Wendy will pick up the gift cards on your behalf.

Your contact information will be collected online, and a tax receipt will be released immediately.

December 31, 2017

Lastly, you may also wish to collect from your network of friends and family, if so please contact Wendy to let her know. Also, use the template provided to track the names of these generous supporters in your network.

If you are on social media, follow Wendy at @waujla on Twitter during November for updates on the campaign. Use the #30daystoWIN, #gclocal, and #icanact hashtags. Also feel free to take a selfie with the gift card you plan to donate!

Your contribution will be life-changing for the families. Thank you for valuing this commitment and considering this request.

Best wishes, Wendy Aujla

[email protected]