(SAFE NIGHT OFF WINNIPEG STREETS)
In February, The Salvation Army along with many community partners in Winnipeg will host its Tenth Annual S.N.O.W. (Safe Night Off Winnipeg Streets) Night. The night provides those involved in the sex industry a special night free from violence, harm, hunger and exploitation. It helps restore a sense of personal dignity by providing the wonder and fun of many experiences many of us take for granted. It also gives the participants an opportunity to connect to programs and services provided by community partners in a non-judgemental and supportive environment.
It is expected that 100 participants will come to enjoy the night of games, crafts, movies, hairstyling, manicures, healthy food and a warm, safe place to sleep. While these activities may seem insignificant, for many of these women it is a rare delight to be treated with dignity and respect.
Each participant will also receive gifts of new pyjamas, a comforter, pillow and a personal care package containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, face cloth and other personal hygiene items. These gifts are available due to the generosity of many of our supporters.
Here at The Joyful Project we love to partner and support people and organizations that have genuine relationships with the people they are caring for.
Your purchase makes a difference.
Thank you for helping us help others. If you would like more information on S.N.O.W night or to volunteer or donate please contact us and we will connect you with the appropriate people organizing this incredible event.
We have to be respectful of the identities of these women but some of the comments from previous years have been:
“It is peaceful here even though there are so many wonderful things happening!” – participant
“It is good to be here! I am doing good…healthy and trying to stay off the street. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” – participant
“Look at my nails, they look so good!” – participant
“Thank you for the opportunity to be here with these amazing women!” – volunteer
“I don’t want to leave!” – volunteer
of sales from scarves
Our scarves not only look good, they do good.
All of us here at The Joyful Project are excited to announce our new Scarf Project. We are always looking for new and meaningful ways to contribute to the good work many people and organizations are doing in our communities across Canada. For the months of January and February 2017 we will be donating 25% of sales from our scarves to The Salvation Army’s efforts to help women working in Winnipeg’s sex trade.