So, we just left the Skip office. It is
really early, but we’re really excited, so we have one last stop before we go to
Willow Place, and that is to pick up a ton of different toys and fun stuff for
boys and girls of all ages. We’re really excited to launch the
#SincerelySkip campaign in Winnipeg, but the great news is that it’s going to be available in all cities in North America. Willow Place is the largest women’s shelter in Manitoba. We provide domestic violence services for women and the children. Skip
wants to recognize people in the community and charities that are doing great stuff.
So, for the month of August, we’re asking our users to suggest charities that they
think are doing great things. People can get involved in the #SincerelySkip campaign by commenting on any of our social media posts, and just telling us
about a charity that’s important to them and why they deserve to be recognized.
Just make sure to hashtag #SincerelySkip and tag the charity of your choice. We’re doing pretty good for time. We just packed up all of our stuff. We are bringing them hygiene products, just like necessities that people need day to day. Oh yeah, and we’re bringing pizza. So today, we have partnered up with SkipTheDishes. And we are feeding the women’s shelter today – Willow Place. And, we’re making some pizzas for lunch. It is just before noon, we’re about to
head inside. A couple of the staff members know we’re coming, but all of the clients, as well as the rest of the volunteers don’t know what’s going on.
They know that there’s an exciting surprise. They don’t know that it consists
of pizza for days and more supplies than you can even imagine. So, the team’s just unloading the car, and we’re going to head inside. They were so happy and they were shocked with the donations. Nothing like this has ever happened.
No one’s ever surprised them with free lunch and rolled in with a bunch of
supplies. No, this is not something that happens very often. We typically receive
the majority of our donations at Christmas and we try to stretch those
things to last throughout the year. So, to have something that happens in the
middle of the summer is kind of special. I don’t think that you could ever begin
to understand what you’ve done here today. To have this great party happen,
with all these wonderful things that you’ve brought, just really says how much
you care. And when you care, it really touches the hearts of all of the people
who work here, and all of the women and children who are currently here. So, thank you.