Giving Back


Our Why

The Gift Designers exists to help empower women.  Although we have a passion to help women in third-world situations of war and poverty, we also would like to invest locally.  As we become more permanently involved we will share this involvement with you here as well as in our newsletters.

Donation Requests

As you can imagine we regularly receive requests for donations of gift baskets.  Although we wish we could say ‘Yes’ to each and every request, we must follow a donation budget and can not respond affirmatively to each and every one.

How can your request get top priority?  Although we will consider all requests, your request will receive higher priority should it match our passion of sponsoring organizations that empower women in need.  All requests for donations should be submitted here.

Respectfully,

Noreen Ward, Owner

 

 peer support Peer Support Services for Abused Women (PSSAW) : Calgary

PSSAW is provides support, resources and referrals to women and children affected by domestic abuse. Trained volunteers facilitate community-based peer support in co-operation with participants. Self-directed change and independence are fostered in a caring and safe environment. All women and children are welcome regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

PSSAW is a non-profit society whose mandate is to provide a support system for women who have experienced abuse or are at risk of experiencing abuse.

You can learn more on their website.  You can donate there or you can choose to donate when you purchase your gift basket.

 

 Red Cross Like so many other Albertans, during the time of the floods of Southern Alberta we too watched and wondered what to do. At that point in time we committed a percentage of our revenue during the months of July, August & September to go to the Red Cross as they put into action their experience.

In addition to a percentage of our revenue, we gave our Customers a chance to donate $1 – 5 with every online order. Together we raised $3981.04 for the Red Cross and their efforts with the floods in Southern Alberta.  Thank you!

During this time we had some fun with our Customers as well, as we collected stories during Thanksgiving for a Turducken Food Hamper Gift Basket Giveaway.  Learn more here.

women to women Women for Women:

We have the opportunity to Sponsor a Woman from Nigeria through Women for Women International (her name is purposely marked out for privacy).  Helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives.  To learn about this great organization visit www.womenforwomen.org  Indirectly as you purchase from The Gift Designers you also are a supporter of our Nigeria friend monthly

 

Walk in Shoes  

Walk in Her Shoes:

The Gift Designers Team is particpating in a “Walk in Her Shoes” fundraising campaign to be reminded of the life that women have in other countries.  We will be committing to walk 8,000 steps for 8 days as this is what an average woman may walk just to have food/water for her children.  If you are interested in learning about this program, or wish to donate, please visit: https://careca.convio.net/site/TR/Events/General?team_id=2050&pg=team&fr_id=1090

Our Team Name is:  The Basket Cases  =)

All money is raised through Care.ca and is distributed to help woman, girls and their families.  Money raised will help CARE support poverty-fighting projects that provide safe education, health care, sustainable food, clean water, life-saving emergency assistance and economic development opportunities.