BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Are you excited about buying local and eco-friendly gifts while supporting those facing barriers in your city? Are you someone who loves to thrift but is tired of VV prices? You can do so all while finding out what is going on in communities in the core of Winnipeg!
Four Winnipeg charities have partnered up to bring you a one of a kind shopping experience this spring. On Saturday, May 5th, participants will enjoy cozy transportation to four charity stores where they will be able to find unique gifts at affordable prices! Participants can expect 45 to 60 minute shopping stops at each location which will include a short tour of each organization as well as snacks and beverages. The last stop will include a light lunch! All proceeds will benefit the participating organizations as well as transportation for the tour.
Participants will be asked to park and board the bus at 1445 Main Street. The bus departs at 9 a.m, and will return back to the parking location once the tour is finished around 2:30pm. Bring a friend and post all of the wonderful treasures that you find!
$10 tickets (non-refundable, but are transferable) are available for purchase at any of the participating shops or online at https://www.sscope.org/.
Participating stores include:
Sscope inc. exists to partner with like-minded people to provide engaging and sustainable social enterprises that facilitate dignity and unleash the potential of those with mental health issues. We provide training and employment through our diverse ‘green’ business streams to those overcoming and managing mental illness. (1170 Main St.)
The Up Shoppe, a program of the North End Women’s Centre, builds employment skills in local women and revitalizes Selkirk Avenue. We offer new and gently used items at low prices with all profits applied directly back into NEWC programming to support women on their path of change. (382 Selkirk Ave.)
A community project of Thrive Community Support Circle, Thrive Thrift Shop aims to empower individuals by providing volunteer opportunities where individuals gain employment, social and life skills as well as work experience! We work with newcomers, individuals overcoming mental health crisis as well as volunteers from various programs including disability programs, the Fine Options program, and volunteers doing court-mandated community service. (555 Spence St.)
The Scrap Came Back is a Social Enterprise under the umbrella of DASCH, one of Winnipeg’s largest community living agencies. DASCH has supported children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities for 40 years. The Scrap Came Back is about supporting Manitoba artists, keeping things out of the landfill, promoting fair trade and re-purposed products, and keeping Winnipeg green. (153 St. Anne’s Rd.)
For more information, please contact Kristy Muckosky at 204-783-9281, email@example.com or any one of the participating organizations.