Hintonburg & Wellington Village

Welli West Pay it Forward

The boutiques of Wellington Village have come together to launch the second year of their Pay it Forward campaign. Pay it Forward is an innovative program that allows shoppers and the participating shops to spread holiday cheer to women in need at the Caldwell Family Centre and Cornerstone Housing for Women.

We put together a quick video with Bridget Remai and Christina Ballhorn of Flock Boutique, to tell you all about the campaign and how you can participate. It’s fun and really easy!

Here are the steps:

  1. Pick up a tote bag this week at the following participating shops: Bloomfields Flowers, [Clothes] Muriel DombretFlock BoutiqueJV StudiosKindred Shop & StudioTwiss & WeberThyme & AgainVictoireViens Avec Moi, or The Wellington West BIA office.
  2. Fill your bag at home. Think gently used items such as: winter coats, boots, scarves, touques, mittens, toiletries etc. that you could donate to neighbours in need. Visit the Cornerstone website or contact (613-254-6584 ext.503) to find out more details of what items are needed.
  3. Head to Wellington West and collect even more items. Between Nov 12th – 27th, visit each participating business, who will add more to your bag. When you’re done shopping, leave your bag at any of the shops by Nov 27th and they’ll donate it for you! Follow us on social media and use the #WelliWestPayItForward for any shout outs / photos you’d like to share about your experience!

Stay tuned for for an opportunity to help Daybreak Housing on Piccadilly Avenue between November 20th – 30th, more details to come soon!