A portion of all sales and vendor fees (and 50% of anything contributed to the tip jar) will be split between two charities! These groups were amongst those nominated on this site. Our vendors then voted that these two causes should be the ones to receive the funds.
Hit The Streets
We’re a grassroots mobile organization delivering free nutritional food, PPE, clothing and other provisions to survival sex workers, those experiencing homelessness and limited shelter, and those battling addictions. We also partner with different community organizations and promote information on free services and programming on their behalf.
Our Wednesday outreach program begins in the evening and operates late into the night when most services are closed. By meeting people where they are at, we are helping to eliminate accessibility barriers to access life’s most basic necessities.
The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa: Young Womyn Project
The Young Womyn Project is a specialized program within The Sexual Support Centre of Ottawa. SASC is a registered charity with a 37-year history of providing support, counselling, education and advocacy on issues of GBV within the Ottawa region. The YWP recognizes that marginalized young womyn face many barriers to accessing support and often face violence due to criminalization, discrimination and lack of social services and sense of belonging. We seek to provide flexible and accessible services which are 100% self-referred and survivor-directed. All our services are free and confidential. Some areas we offer support in may include, but are not limited to: healing from sexual violence, recognizing abuse and its effects, supporting healthy relationships, effects of family violence, coping mechanisms, communication and assertiveness.
Highlighting Community Resources
There is a dedicated section of our website that will highlight community resources in order to raise awareness and connect the community with their work. There is no fee for community resources to be featured.
For those who opt to take advantage of our FREE local pick up at our PNP HQ location we are going to be serving as an optional collection point for the following:
Empties for Paws
We are collecting alcohol empties (bottles, cans, wine bladders, etc) on behalf of Sit With Me Shelter Dog Rescue. SWM rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes dogs that have no other options from local shelters.
Products for STORM
Minwaashin Lodge’s STORM (Street Team Outreach Mobile) assists women who are street involved with immediate harm reduction, safety planning, crisis intervention and community referrals. As part of this outreach they have need for new products of the following: menstrual products; travel sized soaps, shampoos, conditioners; deodorants; candy (Hallowe’en sized candy is perfect). We will have a dedicated box for drop offs for STORM.