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Press Release: November is Charity Month

Posted on by Sarah Ross

CALGARY, November 1, 2021 – Willow Park Wines & Spirits (WPWS) is excited to announce the kick-off of their 2nd annual Charity Month. The program launches Thursday, November 4 through Wednesday, December 1. Fundraising activities will take place with weekly ‘Charity Sales Days and an online silent auction. Monies raised will support organizations yearning for relief in those fighting cancer, poverty, and unimaginable tragedies.

“All year long we work with many charities to support their fundraising efforts,” says Peggy Perry, President of Willow Park Wines & Spirits. “Come November, we focus all our energy on a select few that have a deep connection to the Trusted Experts and our community.”

Each charity will have ‘Charity Sales Days’–they are live for seven days with 15 per cent of proceeds going to the featured charity. Te Soley Haiti School Project by Mario Bollag will start the program on Thursday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 10. A variety of wines, beers, and spirits will be on sale at WPWS’s online store (willowparkwines.com) and at the Willow Park location (10801 Bonaventure Drive SE). Wellspring Calgary, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan), and Alberta Cancer Foundation–in support of the Calgary Cancer Centre, will take part in the following weeks. The Mustard Seed Ogden Hub and the Poppy Fund will also receive funds raised in the online silent auction.

“We’re excited to be a chosen charity once again by Willow Park Wines & Spirits during their Charity Month”, says Gina Chavez, resource development manager of Wellspring Calgary. “We thank you for all that you are doing for Wellspring Calgary and the members. We’re privileged to serve so that no one has to face cancer alone.”

The online silent auction will launch Monday, November 15 through Tuesday, November 30. Over 120 fabulous items–travel, exclusive wines, large format bottles, Trusted Expert hosted tastings, and unforgettable experiences will be available for bidding on Givergy (givergy.ca/WPWS2021).

Wellspring Calgary and Alberta Cancer Foundation will participate in wine raffles that WPWS have created with wines, beers, and spirits suppliers. The raffles will take place according to each charity’s own schedule and be managed by them. WPWS will offer customers the opportunity to buy tickets through social media campaigns and email newsletters. Once all the raffles are completed, official cheque presentations will take place in early 2022.

About Willow Park Wines & Spirits:

Established in 1994 in Calgary, Alberta, Willow Park Wines & Spirits places customer service at the forefront of their business. With over 10,000 products in-store and over 5,000 online, their team continually keeps up to date on unique liquor trends. Among their incomparable selection, they give a lively environment for building relationships and conducting educational experiences. They are positioned as the Trusted Experts and acknowledged as Canada’s authority on all things wine, beer, and spirits. For more information about Willow Park Wines & Spirits visit: willowparkwines.com

About The Vintage Fund:

Willow Park Wines & Spirits' community investment program is a milestone for the company’s success. In 2001, they established the Vintage Fund, managed by the Calgary Foundation, to allow funds from events, donations, charity wine auction, and charity month to directly support local charities and non-profit organizations. For more information about The Vintage Fund visit: willowparkwines/communityinvestment.com

About Te Soley Haiti School Project by Mario Bollag:

The Te Soley Haiti School Project by Mario Bollag is focused on the construction and management of a new school in Haiti. It is in its final stages of construction in a town called Haut-Kabic in the comune of Cayes-Jacmel. The school will open to students in 2023 and will operate outside of the Haitian public school system. The areas of focus will be: art, agriculture, computer and digital skills, and language (English). 

About Wellspring Calgary:

Founded in 2007, Wellspring Calgary is a charitable organization that supports, informs and empowers anyone diagnosed with any type of cancer, and their caregivers and families. Wellspring offers information and a comprehensive range of evidence informed programs and resources free of charge and without referral. With a vision to ensure no one has to face cancer alone, Wellspring Calgary operates two centres in Calgary, Carma House at 1404 Home Rd NW and Randy O’Dell House at 3910 Seton Drive SE. For more information about Wellspring Calgary visit: wellspringcalgary.ca

About Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan:

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) is a charity and not-for-profit organization. Since their founding in 1998, CW4WAfghan continues to give training and resources to teachers and students of Afghanistan. These programs were suddenly put at risk when the Taliban re-took power in Afghanistan on August 15, 2021. Afghanistan now faces a crisis of governance and human rights, and economic collapse. Their response to these events is to double down on efforts and affirm their commitment to women and girls. For more information about Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan visit: cw4wafghan.ca

About Albert Cancer Foundation:

In partnership with the brightest minds and with compassionate care, the Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF) is making life better for Albertans facing cancer. By pushing the pace of progress that leads to faster diagnoses, ground breaking research and leading-edge treatments, ACF stands along every Albertan who hears those fateful words “you have cancer.” For more information about Alberta Cancer Foundation and their new Calgary Cancer Centre visit: albertacancer.ca