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Women in Need Society


WINS is a charitable not-for-profit organization based in Calgary, Alberta. Established in 1992, WINS has grown from one thrift store to four stores throughout Calgary. As well, WINS now operates six Family Resource Centres in housing complexes in all four quadrants of the city, our Free Goods Referral Program, and an Employment Program.

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Families in Need


Through the generous donations from Calgarians and area, WINS is able to help women and their families address immediate needs. This empowers them to develop skills and confidence to become self-sufficent.

WINS gratefully accepts a variety of items to be sold in our Stores. Your donations and patronage of WINS Thrift Stores can help transform the lives of women and their families helps to fund our community programs.

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May:Kit:Happen Gala 2015
Mar 30 2015

May:Kit:Happen Gala 2015

Let's May:Kit:Happen: for Women in Need! The MAY:KIT:HAPPEN gala is a fashion show/fundraiser event for the Women in Need Society in partnership with several of Calgary's talented...

Akuer has witnessed hardship. She left her country torn apart by war to create a better, safer life for her and her family. Once in Calgary, Akuer’s marri...

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