Donation Day

Today I dropped off the clothing and toiletries that had been donated at the book launch. Wings III  – Opportunity Store, is a treasure trove owned and operated by Marianna Schwab. If you haven’t been in before, make it your mission to pop in and see what is on offer. From excellent quality clothing to housewares, home furnishings and eclectic objects, Wings III has that special something you may not have even known you were looking for. Wings III is in downtown Duncan at the corner of Station and Jubilee.

W.I.N.G.S. stands for “Women in Need Growing Stronger.” W.I.N.G.S. III supports the  CWAV Society and the Somenos Transition House. Donations of clothing and housewares often go to helping women who were formerly abused to start a new chapter in their lives.

After leaving Wings III, I headed over to the CWAV – Cowichan Women Against Violence Society on Ingram Street. The CWAV office is a sunny and welcoming place, as are the staff.

Through a range of programs, one of which is the Somenos Transition House, the CWAV Society is working to end violence and abuse against women both locally and globally. Somenos House provides free and confidential emergency shelter and support for abused women and their children.

Nadeane Nelson accepted the donations. The final total was 410.00, which will go to wherever the need is greatest. Many thanks again to all of you who bought artwork or contributed cash or cheques at the February 14th book launch. CWAV has the following suggestions for how you can help if you live locally:


In the course of your everyday shopping there are three ways that you can help without hardly any effort at all.

1. Save your Country Grocer Receipts and drop them off at CWAV Society office. Country Grocer gives us a donation based on the dollars you spend.

2. When you gas up at Peninsula Co-op put in CWAV Society’s member #48047 and they forward us the proceeds.

3. When your return your empties to the Cowichan Valley Bottle Depot tell them at the till that you would like to donate the refund to CWAV Society.

For additional information on how you can get involved:


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