"If you always give, you will always have."
~ Chinese Proverb
Your support for SWAN's work is invaluable
and makes an enormous difference
in the lives of the women we serve - thank you!
$25 = transportation costs for one Outreach delivery. SWAN provides an average of 100 harm reduction supplies deliveries per year to indoor-working women throughout the Lower Mainland.
$50 = resource printing & distribution costs. SWAN's worker- and trade-specific resources are reproduced and distributed with our Outreach deliveries long past the initial project funding that supported their development.
$100 = a one-month online ad to advertise SWAN's programs & services. Online platforms are a mainstay for indoor sex work, and online ads are an essential conduit for SWAN to connect with the women we serve.
$225 = translation of our quarterly SWANzine newsletter. Producing resources in the language of the women we serve and support is foundational to the effectiveness of our information services.
$1000+ = emergency funds for women fleeing violence or exploitation. Women who engage in sex work while their immigration status is precarious cannot access the same transition houses and emergency/violence prevention systems as everyone else. SWAN's emergency funds provide women with the immediate transportation, safe housing/shelter, medication/medical care, food, and legal support they require in situational emergencies involving violence or exploitation.
HERE ARE JUST A FEW WAYS YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS HELP
WAYS TO GIVE
SWAN Vancouver Society is a registered, charitable, non-profit organization and tax receipts are provided for all contributions of $20 or more. Our charitable registration number is 85317 6295 RR0001.
BY MAIL OR IN PERSON
Cheques or money orders are made payable to "Supporting Women's Alternatives Network" and can be mailed or delivered in-person to our Head Office address: #101 - 1101 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R1.
For in-person deliveries, please contact us prior to confirm someone will be in the office when you arrive.
Contributions are gratefully accepted via and no passwords are necessary.
Charitable tax receipts are available for all contributions of $20 or more. Those who wish to receive a tax receipt must provide SWAN with their legal name and a mailing address. Those who wish to provide monthly contributions through e-transfer can request a single tax receipt at the end of the year.
Those wishing to make contributions anonymously can waive receipts and do so. Donor anonymity is maintained and respected.
CanadaHelps is a secure, online platform for Canadian non-profit organizations and their donors. Whether a monthly or one-time contribution, your donation to SWAN and your tax receipt will both be processed and distributed immediately.
SWAN is able to assist in the arrangement of several means of giving which allow you to make a future gift while receiving tax benefits immediately. Whether it's cash, securities, real estate or other gifts in kind, well-planned legacy giving ensures you are able to support the charitable work your heart values in ways that are meaningful for you.