Host an Event

Are you passionate about creating equality and empowerment for women and their children?
Do you have an idea for your own fundraising event?

We love and encourage community members to host their own fundraising events to support the Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society. It is a great way to connect with family and friends while contributing to crisis support as well as the advancement of equality for women and children in your community.

We can help with your fundraising efforts by providing tips on how to organize your event, marketing support, promoting your event through our channels, offering insights on how to engage local media, and sourcing volunteers. Please review our PR Marketing & Messaging document.

Event themes can include everything from dinner parties, BBQs, ugly sweater parties, clothing swaps, garage sales, workshops, bake sales, film premiers, and sporting events/tournaments. Or in lieu of gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions, ask family and friends to donate to the Women’s Centre in your honour. The ideas are endless!
And don’t forget: Pearl’s Value & Vintage is a great place to source out party supplies at a low cost!

For dates, consider hosting your event around notable events, such as:
V-Day / 1 Billion Rising: February 14, 2016
Bullying Awareness Day – Pink Shirt Day: February 24, 2016
International Women’s Day: March 8, 2016
Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week: March 14-20, 2016
Prevention of Violence Against Women Week: April 17-23, 2016
National Victims of Crime Awareness Week: May 29-June 4, 2016
Mother’s Day: May 8, 2016
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day:  June 15, 2016
Walk A Mile in Her Shoes: September 18, 2016
Sisters In Spirit: October 4, 2016
International Day of the Girl: October 11, 2016
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: November 25, 2016
16 Days of Activism: November 25 – December 10 2016
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women: December 6, 2016

Once your event is complete, please share your stories and photos! We would love to add these to our website and social media channels.