MORE Store Expansion
WINS provides basic needs and resources to support disadvantaged women and families in the Calgary area. WINS is building on their initial successes of growing from one social enterprise retail store to launching an online subscription box service, and six locations across the region. WINS is launching a new bulk-based thrift store/warehouse called the “MORE Store”, the more you buy, the more you save, and any unsold items are then recycled. Revenue generated from social enterprise thrift operations support several programs such as the House to Home – which supports vulnerable women and families who are coming out of crisis situations; Retail Ready – provides experiential learning and employment skills for women in the retail sector; Warehouse Ready – an employment program which supports low-income clients find stable employment in warehouses across the region; and four community resource hubs.
Grant amount: $73,740
Program Focus: Social Enterprise
Grant Streams: Investment Readiness 2022