Girl Gang Goodies, Tonic Blooms Team Up To Support Sistering Toronto
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The combination of flowers and cookies are going to benefit women in-need thanks to an International Women's Day-related promotion from two local Toronto businesses.
Girl Gang Goodies, an online cookie delivery service, and Tonic Blooms, a flower delivery service, are teaming up to offer packages that will support the Sistering Toronto, a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed.
In recognition of International Women's Day happening on March 8, 25 percent of the proceeds from the Girl Gang Ginny package ordered through Tonic Blooms will go towards Sistering.
Started in 1980, the Sistering organization was originally created to help homeless and marginalized women in Toronto who faced inadequate community support. Since then Sistering has developed an extensive array of support programs. Some of these include the operation of a drop-in centre, the Sisters Kitchen, support services ranging from therapies to counseling to community service mapping, as well as social enterprise and outreach projects.
The theme of International Women's Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter, a campaign meant to showcase the value of gender balance in issues as far ranging as business, government, media and society in general. Started officially in 1911, International Women's Day has been observed steadily around the world for more than a hundred years. A massive list of events around the world take place in the days leading up to and on March 8, from talks and protests to concerts and exhibitions and more.
The Girl Gang Ginny package features "an easy-care, very adaptable plant with light green leaves edged with yellow + pink hues" which comes in "a mulberry coloured hexagonal ceramic pot, ready to brighten up any space." It costs $44.
Watch a UN Human Rights video about International Women's Day 2019
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