Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gift Giving Got Better

We teamed up with @zipRAISE http://zipraise.com/collections/MAWS – the gift card fundraising website, to turn your everyday shopping into fundraising! It’s simple - everyone buys gift cards, particularly around Christmas; for every purchase made, MAWS receives a percentage! Be sure to do your shopping with zipRAISE and thanks for your support! http://maws.zipraise.com/

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Award for the Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre

Domestic Violence shelters are the unsung heroes in our society today.  It's unfortunate but true.  The unfortunate part is that shelters are needed, the fortunate part is that they exist to do their much needed work.  On that note I'd like to sing a little about the Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre.  This shelter has recently received the honour of receiving the "Outstanding Not-for-Profit Business Award, presented by the Portage la Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  Congratulations to everyone involved with the Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre!
L to R: Matthew Henderson, President of Chamber of Commerce; Robin B. PFPAC Staff; Joyce Schrader-Executive Director PFAPC and MLA Ian Wishart
Thank you for all your hard work!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

gift giving? use ZipRAISE

It will soon be the gift giving season, this year consider purchasing your gift cards through ZipRAISE  http://maws.zipraise.com/ and a portion of your purchase will be donated to MAWS to help the family violence shelters in Manitoba.
 • Go to www.zipRAISE.com!
• Select a charity to support, where purchases made from their page will support their cause.
• Select desired gift cards. The “%” displayed is the percentage passed on to the organization.
• ‘Add Order to Cart’ and ‘Checkout’ to make your purchase.
• Enter your email, shipping information, desired shipping method, and billing information (through PayPal or by credit card).
• Receive email confirmation with receipt of purchase.
• Receive gift card orders by mail within days, ready to use in-store!
Please pass this onto your friends and family to use this season!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Great online resource information and a helpline in Canada that offers a multitude of services in the field of addiction. Check out www.drugrehab.ca and look for your province.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Manitoba Author - Lisa Sobry

Manitoba based author Lisa Sobry, has published another book "I Survived and so can you". Sobry is unique in that she is a survivor of multiple abuse, has worked her way through it and is willing to talk about it. "Knowing that someone else has endured and survived gives us hope. Sharing these experiences allows us to begin our own healing process and assist thousands of others with theirs."  http://lisasobry.com/Books.html.

Thank You

Thank you to all who attended our AGM.  We had a wonderful turnout with lots of networking.  A special thanks to speakers Beth Ulrich, Executive Director of Manitoba Status of Women who talked about the role of Status of Women in Manitoba, and Arlene Kramble of the Winnipeg Police Services.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


This year MAWS will be hosting our AGM on September 17, 2013.  Please watch for more information as it becomes available.  Mark your calendar now for a luncheon meeting. See you there!