Impact In A Nutshell

Women in Need Society (WINS) is an award winning not-for-profit organization and Calgary based shopping alternative investing in the social wellbeing of community. Operating five destination thrift stores and four Family Resource Centres our business helps vulnerable women and their families live better lives.


pounds of goods recycled


partner agencies


services provided


given in free basic needs


Your tax-deductable cash donation helps women and families gain access to basic needs and resources to support skills and education.


When you shop at WINS you‘re supporting an innovative social enterprise that converts the revenue generated through thrift retail sales to social good!


Thrift store revenues support our organization and our Community Programs, enabling us to help women and families in need.

WINS has helped me get an amazing job and regain the belief that life will be better for me and my daughter. Thank you for believing in me and for giving me the opportunity to believe in myself.


WINS made me realize I don’t need to struggle to meet my basic needs and that there are people that care enough to help a small family get back on their feet. Thanks for helping us when we needed it the most.


Today, I have a full fridge, clothing for my children, and a little less stress. Knowing families can come out on the other side strong and kicking is really inspiring and helps me see the light at the end of the tunnel.