« A business doesn't have to be huge or have decades of experience to find a way to help those who need it most. Yes, Womance offers clothing and accessories, but it also has the chance to reach a large pool of people in other ways. I believe it is not only a privilege for me to be able to help others, but also a responsibility. That is why the « Give to Help » initiative was born. » - Andréanne Marquis, founder of Womance.
Give to help aims to raise donations, directly on the online store, for various non-profit organizations in the Quebec City region. It is possible for Womance customers to make donations quickly and easily, with or without purchase. All donations collected are given directly to the organization we promote.
Give to Help
In April 2020, the first « Give to Help » campaign was launched. The organization supported was Moisson Québec, the only food bank in the greater Quebec City region. This first campaign raised $20,000 in one month! The donations collected were used to purchase foodstuffs, thus allowing Moisson Québec to ensure the pursuit of its mission.
In January 2021, our second « Give to Help » campaign supported Pignon Bleu, which contributes to food security in Quebec City by providing snacks and meals to children and families in need.
In November 2021, we launched our third campaign to benefit Maison Zoé-Blais, an organization that helps women in distress. Thanks again to our amazing customers for donating to help.
Fundraising and clothing donations
We support several causes in Quebec City in our own unique way. In June 2019, we donated $25,000 worth of new clothing to women in need, giving them the chance to shop for free for a day. With the help of MIELS-QC, we were able to join efforts with a dozen more organizations. In November 2019, we participated in our very first fundraiser organized with our various partners, where we raised $10,000 for the ADOberge organization which offers help and support to teenagers.
Each year, we repeat our initiative to give new clothes to those who need them most. In 2020, we donated $15,000 in clothing to the Multiethnic Center in Québec and $15,000 in clothing to MIELS-QC! We have also made a commitment to help the Multiethnic Center throughout the year. We repeated this initiative again in 2021 to help these organizations and the Maison Zoé-Blais.
In 2020, Womance decided to prepare lunch boxes to give to people in need. The team members travelled around the city for a week to deliver lunch boxes to various community fridges in Quebec. A total of 200 lunch boxes were donated.
Again in 2021, Womance prepared lunch boxes for two weeks to distribute nearly 800 lunch boxes to the city's six community fridges.
To deliver your orders in a more eco-friendly way, our partners in Montreal have developed 100% recyclable bags. They come equipped with a second sticky strip so you can reuse them for any returns and are made from 70% recycled materials.
1 bag = 2 lives.
Our products are packaged in bags made from plants. They are 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable, in both domestic or industrial composters.
Over the next few years, we are also committed to learning more in order to increase our contribution to a greener working ecosystem.