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I cannot wait to support  the “Shop for Hope” campaign at my local Winners & HomeSense stores between Saturday April 12 and Sunday May 11, 2014. As Mother’s Day & Easter are quickly approaching I will purchasing specially marked Canadian Women’s Foundation products as the perfect gift for my loved ones. Tshirt


The net proceeds from the Shop for Hope collection, including t-shirts, pillows, jewellery boxes and mugs will help raise hope for women and children in local communities across Canada.


“With 50% of women in Canada experiencing physical or sexual abuse, violence against women is a critical issue. Through this annual campaign, we want to raise hope for women who have experienced abuse as well as build awareness about the issue of violence against women in Canada,” says Mina Mawani, President and CEO, Canadian Women’s Foundation. “Supporting and investing in emergency shelters and violence prevention programs helps provide women who have experienced abuse access to a safe place and opportunities to learn the skills they need to rebuild their lives and live free from violence.”



Shoppers can also purchase Hope decals for $2, $5 or $10 with all proceeds going directly to the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s 10th annual campaign to end violence against women.

I will feel good about purchasing these items to help support the Shop for Hope campaign. My favourite items are the decorative elephant, classic mugs and inspirational sports towels.

“WINNERS and HomeSense are committed to helping the Canadian Women’s Foundation raise hope and end violence against women. Together, along with other campaign partners, we are proud to have collectively raised more than $12 million over the past nine years to support women who have experienced abuse,” said Shannon Johnson, WINNERS HomeSense spokesperson. “Our carefully created beautiful Shop for Hope products inspire people to join this cause and help women in Canada who have experienced violence to rebuild their lives.”

I am giving away a Shop for Hope gift pack to one of my readers. The giveaway will begin on April 13th and end on April 28th.

It is easy to enter, just tell me what is your favourite Shop for Hope item. You can enter once per day!

For bonus entries:
1. Follow me on Instagram (SherrieGuthrie) then come back and tell me your handle so I can follow you.

3. Follow me on Twitter  @SherrieMae23 and/or @PRMomOttawa then come back and tell me our handle so I can follow you.

I reached the tipping point, it was time to either quit the dabbling the PR world or make a serious effort into creating my own business. The social media elite (@weewelcome, @yummymummy @PTPA) had all given me the opportunity to explore their domain, and I will always be loyal to them for taking a chance with me. Now I realize that we here in the Ottawa or GOA need the same Social Media Marketing and  Mobile Marketing expertise as our larger markets. Yes, GOA is a smaller area, but no I am not limited myself or my business, I am working within my field of expertise. It truly is all about connections who you know and when you know it, but the other part to that puzzle is who you are. Fake or plastic personalities do not work in this business, that is where I excel. My personality makes people at ease and that is my greatest asset. Wether you are a small business looking to make a presence in social media, an inventor with a product/website that needs exposure via Mobile media, or a reporter with a parent/family/mommy blogger HARO request in the GOA, I have your connections. If I don’t I can direct you to the proper larger company for your needs. I continue to test products for various companies ethically, meaning I am not paid for testing products, I give my honest opinion, in exchange for the chance to test the product via PTPA and  independently on my blog. I will continue to represent the fabulous WeeWelcome and be a YummyMummy whenever possible. The tipping point has made my PR business a reality, and to Alsion, Kelli, CL, Carrie Anne, Tamara, Ziyada, Tina and my dear friend Tanya, thanks for the encouragement, I am finally ready to jump.

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