February 9, 2011

Safe Night Off Winnipeg Streets

The 4th Annual SNOW night, beginning on Thursday Feb. 17 at 7:00 pm to 9 am Friday Feb. 18, will provide a safe place to sleep, food, resources, games, crafts, make-up, manicures, hairstyling, photos, movies, gift bags and door prizes for all women and transgendered sex trade workers working in the sex trade.

There will be hourly door prizes and 3 grand prize door prizes after breakfast.

There are many ways you can help:

Donate money
   A charitable tax receipt will be given.
Donate new items
Donate your time 

It is important that the donated items be new.
Not only is it very rare that these women receive new things, for sanitary reasons we also request that all donations of personal items be new as well.

Pyjamas (all adult sizes), 2 piece style flannel pants and top are preferred
Slippers (all sizes)
Socks and underwear (all adult sizes from medium to XXXL)
Blankets and pillows
Manicure & Makeup supplies
Headbands, hair clips, hair elastics, combs and brushes
Mitts, hats and scarves
Snacks, veggies and dip, fruit, juice boxes etc & herbal tea
DVD movies (comedies and dramas only)
Door Prizes & Raffle baskets

Donated goods will also be distributed to street-involved women through the Sage House drop in, the Salvation Army, Klinic, and other partnering agencies.

Volunteers Needed:
Fun Facilitators for playing cards, games, crafts.
Spa volunteers (non professionals, too) - give manicures, do make-up application, and hairstyling.
Hostesses volunteers - ensure that the women are welcomed and settled.
Licensed Hairdressers and Massage Therapists.
Help in the kitchen - prepare and serve food throughout the night.
Coat Check volunteers - ensure that belongings are stored securely.
Set up volunteers - in the afternoon to set up the various stations
Clean up Volunteers - the following morning to clean up.

Kristi Havens
Mount Carmel Clinic 
886 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB    R2W 5L4

Financial Donations
Cheques payable to The Salvation Army 
c/o SNOW Night Attention: Allyson Sawchuk 
The Salvation Army 2nd Floor 
324 Logan Avenue, Winnipeg, MB    R3A 0L5

Material Donations
Staci Bailey
Salvation Army 2nd floor 
324 Logan Avenue, Winnipeg, MB    R3A 0L5

Karen Roth
Sage House 
422 Dufferin Avenue, Winnipeg, MB    R2W 2Y5

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