In Kind Donation Update

WINGS appreciates your new and gently used donations!

Due to Covid-19, we have developed new protocol regarding the donation of in kind items. Donations will be accepted by appointment only - 780-426-4985.

Our staff are taking important steps to protect the health of the women and children at WINGS, and can only accept the priority items listed below in our WISH LIST. We must closely monitor the quantity of in kind donations being received as we have limited space, and these donations must go through a quarantine process. Due to this process, in kind donations are distributed to the families less frequently in order to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19. WINGS must also protect the health of its staff and community, and may be unable to accept in-kind donations at various times.

We are grateful to have many wonderful friends in our community who support our families with in kind donations. We appreciate your continued kindness and patience.

Please consider making a financial donation that will assist us with food, resources, and supplies during this time.

Wish List

  • NEW: Twin sheet sets and Comforters - for both Moms and children
  • NEW: Protective twin mattress covers – waterproof
  • Decorative pillows – Living room and bedrooms
  • Household decorative items
  • Silverware
  • Coffee Makers / Blenders / Crock Pots
  • Mixing bowls
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Can Openers
  • Pots and pans
  • Baking sheets – square and round
  • Fans
  • Brooms and Dustpans / Mops and Buckets
  • Garbage cans
  • Storage containers
  • Women’s Clothing (all sizes, for ages 20-40)
  • Children’s Clothing (all sizes and ages)

*** Aacceptance of clothing donations will be limited. Thank you for understanding ***

Facts About Family Violence

67% of Canadians say they personally know at least one woman who has been physically or sexually assaulted.

(Angus Reid Omnibus Survey, Canadian Women’s Foundation, 2012.)

Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.

Women's Voices

For nearly 10 years I have dealt with an abusive cycle: being with the father of my children. I had exhausted all my options trying to leave on several occasions. Knowing what abuses were to come, it was clear I had to find another way out. I swallowed my pride and went to a women’s shelter. This was where I heard of WINGS.

At first I did not apply since I was determined to do it on my own. However a single mother with three children on income support cannot find housing at reasonable costs. With only a few days left at the women’s shelter, I applied for WINGS.

Now I have an apartment of my own and my children are safe. Having people there to help me through this transition has been most reassuring. My counsellor has been there to help me while I attain proper paperwork to help keep myself, as well as my children, safe. Breaking an abusive cycle alone has never worked out for me. Now I am more confident that I can finally be free this time.

Without WINGS I had nowhere safe to and probably would have ended back living with my children’s father. Without my counsellors support I would have never applied for an Emergency Protective Order which was something I should have done long a. I am excited to get my children back in a routine with a proper lifestyle. They deserve it.