Calgary’s Women in Need Society could close family resource centres if $500K isn’t raised

WATCH: Calgary's Women in Need Society is facing its biggest challenge in its 25-year history. The charity, which helps local women, is up against a funding shortfall that has forced the closure of its family resource centres. As Sarah Offin reports, if $500,000 isn't raised by May, the move could be permanent.

Editor’s note: The headline of this story originally stated the centre could close permanently. However, WINS has since clarified just the family resource centres are in jeopardy of closing. 

A Calgary charity is facing a funding shortfall. The Women in Need Society (WINS) says the demand for their family aid services is outpacing sales at their retail stores, which have seen decreased revenues.

WINS currently operates five thrift stores, a donation centre, a free good referral program and four family resource centres.

The resource centres will undergo a temporary closure starting in March, which could become permanent unless half a million dollars is raised.

They’re asking Calgarians to help by donating or shopping at WINS stores.

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