Support a WISH Women's Wellness Retreat!
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WISH Drop-In Centre Society (WISH) is raising funds to take 10-15 women on a special day trip to the Sunshine Coast at the end of September! The mission of WISH is to improve the health, safety and well-being of women who are involved in ... More ...

WISH Drop-In Centre Society (WISH) is raising funds to take 10-15 women on a special day trip to the Sunshine Coast at the end of September!

The mission of WISH is to improve the health, safety and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver's street-based sex trade. We put our mission info action by offering a wide variety of frontline services through our overnight, women-only drop-in centre in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES). Read more here!

In 2012, WISH was able to take a group of women to BC's beautiful Sunshine Coast for a day and we would like to repeat this highly successful outing in September, 2014. Participants described the experience as 'unforgettable' and rejuvenating for their minds and spirits. They took the ferry together, went for a nature walk, went to the beach, had lunch and enjoyed an uplifting day away from the chaos and stress of living in extreme poverty.

We can all appreciate the importance of 'getting away from it all' and retreating into nature, even just for a day. Women who come to WISH, however, rarely ever the leave the DTES: Poverty, homelessness, stigma, addictions, mental and physical health issues all present significant barriers.

By helping WISH fund a women's retreat, you will be contributing to a life-affirming experience for a group of 10-15 women whose lives are too often characterized by trauma and chaos, and who otherwise would not be able to access this opportunity.

Trip expenses include:

- Breakfast (at the WISH Drop-In Centre)
- Bus tickets
- Ferry tickets
- Snacks
- Lunch (at a restaurant on the Sunshine Coast)


Any funds raised over the goal will be put towards a Women's Recreational Outings fund and will be used to take women who use WISH on day trips around Vancouver to destinations such as Lynn Canyon, Stanley Park, Alice Lake etc.

If you have any questions about WISH or about this campaign feel free to message us here, call us at 604-669-9474 or email wishfundraising@telus.net

INCENTIVES WILL BE MAILED THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER.

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