5 Ways You Can Support Survivors This Christmas

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Next Step Ministries invites you to join us on Giving Tuesday; a global movement dedicated to giving and unity. Giving Tuesday is November 30th, which is one of, or even the largest donation day in the calendar for most nonprofits. We have been looking forward to this day with anticipation!

Here are 5 ways to show the most vulnerable women who are hurting that they’re a part of a community that cares:
1. Plan to Make a Special Gift and DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!

All donations made on #GivingTuesday, November 30, 2021, will be matched by Purpose Realty to a maximum of $15,000!

So, mark your calendar and your gift will go twice as far in helping provide safe housing, emotional and spiritual support, and the trauma-informed wrap-around services to women exiting sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. All online donations and post-dated cheques will be matched.

2. Sponsor a Woman Survivor or NSM Alumni this Christmas!

Christmas can be a really triggering time of year for survivors of sexual exploitation. Some of them have never had a safe or sober Christmas before. This season, you can sponsor a survivor at NSM by purchasing items on their Christmas list or donating to NSM and we will do the shopping. Email us to get connected with a staff member for more information!

3. Shop from Next Step Ministries’ Amazon Wish List!

We have compiled a greatest needs list for uncomplicated gifting that includes items needed to support women in outreach, housing, day program and follow care. If you would like to make a tangible gift donation that can be wrapped and shipped directly to the NSM office, click here to start shopping. 

4. Pre-order your Fresh Winter Greenery and Support NSM!

Purchase a holiday wreath or Christmas-themed outdoor planter, made by participants in the day program who will gain skills working alongside professional florists at The Chinook Gardener, a supportive partner of NSM. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly towards wrap-around supports for the women. Click here for more details.

5. Give Gifts that Give Back

Looking for client appreciation or employee gift ideas? Want to spoil your family and friends with a meaningful gift? Celebrate the season of giving with merchandise from NSM’s social enterprise, ‘For the Sparrows,’ and showcase your commitment to supporting local women and making a positive social impact. Browse our catalogue to find curated goods that empower NSM’s participants and alumni.