Welcome to Handbags with Heart

In Support of Women In Need Society



About Us

Handbags with Heart is an idea originated by passionate WINS supporter Maryse Peterson. If you have a handbag you no longer use, here is a chance to give it a second life and share your heart with women less fortunate!

Donate a handbag and fill it with lovely things for a woman in need.



About The Women In Need Society

WINS (Women In Need Society) is Calgary’s homegrown thrift charity founded in 1992 to provide basic needs to women in poverty and their families.  From our humble beginning, WINS has grown from one thrift store to five stores and a Central Distribution Centre.  Revenue from our stores fund our Free Goods Referral Program and four Family Resource Centres.

Help Our Cause

Be Creative! Host a handbag stuffing party with your friends or co-workers

Please donate whatever your heart desires but if you are stumped for ideas we have provided a few for you!

Personal hygiene products, lotion, soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, bubble bath, perfume, make-up, magazines, hair accessories, books, scarves, gloves, socks, gift cards

If you would like to make a cash donation please click on "email us" at the bottom of the page.


Donation Deadline December 15th


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!



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