November Kicks Off the Season of Giving!
- Posted by Anna Bard
- On November 4, 2019
- domestic violence agency, donate illinois, Holiday donations, Season of giving, WINGS
As we head into the end of the year, the charitable spirit seems to sweep in and call each of us to acts of kindness during the holiday season. WINGS is grateful for the support of those who choose our organization as a recipient of their acts of kindness. Keep reading for five ways you can support WINGS this holiday season.
Giving Tuesday is December 3rd!
On this day around the world, people will be supporting the charities of their choices through acts of kindness such as volunteering, giving in-kind donations, telling others about why they support certain charities, and making financial donations. Read below for ways to do some of these things for WINGS on December 3rd.
If you are interested in supporting WINGS financially, our goal is to raise $15,000 during this 24-hour period. Make a donation and your gift will be doubled by a generous donor!
Resale – Donating and Shopping
Do you ever find things in your closet you just don’t wear anymore? Do you have art work, lamps, or home décor that don’t fit your taste any longer? Do you have an array of baking pans, serving dishes, or glassware that just goes untouched? If so, consider donating your items to WINGS!
On the flipside, if you are looking for high quality items at good prices, consider shopping at one of our three WINGS Resale Stores. You will be amazed at the selection of clothing for women, men, and children … not to mention footwear, jewelry and accessories, outerwear, housewares, home décor, and furniture. All proceeds go directly to help WINGS clients. Click here for store locations and hours as well as a detailed list of items the stores accept as donations.
Volunteers are crucial to WINGS accomplishing its mission and making a direct impact on not just the lives of our clients, but the community too. Volunteer opportunities include helping sort resale donations, assisting with fundraising events and at the WINGS Safe Houses, to name a few. Helping out with the smallest tasks makes a real difference in transforming lives for the better. WINGS can accommodate both individuals and groups of volunteers.
Want to help, but aren’t sure where? Don’t worry, once you submit the Volunteer Application, you’ll be contacted by our Manager of Volunteer Services. She will work with you to determine the best placement based on your available time and interests.
Holiday Wish List
During the holiday season, WINGS sets up a “Holiday Store” where clients choose gifts for themselves and their children; at no cost, thanks to generous donors that provide the gifts. To help stock the “store”, contact Tabitha for gift tags listing items you can purchase to donate.
The needs of WINGS clients continue after the holidays are over; therefore, we also ask for help with gift cards to buy gas, groceries, and other items needed throughout the year. If you would rather shop for items that are needed, checkout our Wish Lists.
Shop Online with AmazonSmile
As you prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, plan on shopping with AmazonSmile (same website and deals as Amazon). Select WINGS Program Inc. as your charity and 0.5% of your purchase will go to WINGS.