This Holiday Season is the TIME to Give

On December 5th, donate cash or unwrapped gifts to support SOWINS at TIME Winery & Kitchen

TIME Winery & Kitchen presents “TIME to Give,” a fundraising event in collaboration with the South Okanagan Women in Need Society’s (SOWINS) Share the Spirit campaign, Sun FM, and EZ Rock

On Saturday December 5th, 2020 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, it’s TIME to Give, as the TIME Winery team invites you to bring unwrapped gifts and cash donations to 361 Martin Street, and help SOWINS provide over 150 Holiday Hampers to families in the community.

Donors will also enjoy complimentary tastings and door prize draws, while 10% of TIME Winery’s December 5th sales will go towards SOWINS. TIME Winery will accept donations during business hours for those unable to attend the event.

What is the SOWINS Share the Spirit Campaign?

The Share the Spirit campaign is an annual holiday fundraiser by SOWINS, a charity that offers programs and services to individuals suffering from current or past violence and abuse. This initiative collects donations to brighten the holidays of vulnerable women, children, and youth in Southern Okanagan.

“Every year SOWINS strives to ensure there is food on the table and gifts under a tree for clients who struggle to make ends meet,” says Stefanie Gale, volunteering, and fundraising chair for the Share the Spirit campaign. “The Share the Spirit campaign ensures our clients, women and children in our communities, have a Christmas.”

Due to COVID-19, many Okanagan families have been trapped in homes where violence and abuse is reoccurring. The pandemic has caused more individuals to seek refuge through SOWINS than ever before, many of whom arrive with very little belongings.

“Single women and families are choosing to leave abusive situations and strive to rebuild their lives without living in fear,” shares Gale. She goes on to say “After paying for rent, food and utilities, there is often little left over for special meals or gifts.”

During TIME to Give on December 5th, donors are encouraged to bring cash donations or unwrapped gifts to help build 150 Holiday Hampers for the Share the Spirit campaign.

Gifts can include anything from kitchen essentials, bed linens, and grocery gift cards, to pyjamas, headphones, games, and clothing of all kinds. Donors are encouraged to purchase gifts from local companies and follow the gift guidelines on sowins.com.

For more information on TIME to Give, visit @timewinery and @sowinspage on Facebook.

About SOWINS
Established in 1981, the South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS) is a Federally Registered Charity governed by a volunteer board of six to 10 community members.
SOWINS offers programs and services that provide shelter, safety and support by helping individuals recognize, understand and overcome the impacts of abuse. Services are provided to individuals who have experienced, or who are at risk of experiencing, violence or abuse in the South Okanagan (from Summerland to Osoyoos and from Naramata to Keremeos.) For more information, visit sowins.com

About TIME Winery & Kitchen
Built within a historic and revitalized movie theatre in downtown Penticton, TIME Winery & Kitchen is the home to TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars, and the McWatters Collection. Under the TIME Winery & Kitchen banner, an elegant tasting bar and restaurant safely welcomes guests to taste and discover beautifully crafted wines for any occasion, as well as some of the best gourmet burgers in the Okanagan. For those that feel like rolling up their sleeves, they can take part in a cellar experience, like tasting a barrel sample from a thief, or learning to sabre. Learn more and reserve at timewinery.com.

Media release and images provided by Giulia Sa Barreto, Town Hall Brands. 

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