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Na’amat Canada’s Shopping with a Purpose (SWAP) is an interactive online shopping experience showcasing a group of up to twenty Canadian vendors each month

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In the days of Amazon, Walmart, Costco, and many other huge retailers, wouldn’t it feel good to support a Canadian artisan or small business owner, purchase very unique items from your own device, AND support a worthwhile charity at the same time?

Na’amat Canada’s Shopping with a Purpose (SWAP) is an interactive online shopping experience reaching people of all ages all across Canada! It showcases a group of up to twenty five Canadian vendors each month who sell unique items or services online using our Na’amat Canada Shopping with a Purpose Facebook group. Hand-made crafts, clothing, jewellery and other accessories are just some of what the vendors sell, plus the vendors change every month. 

With all in-person events cancelled due to COVID-19, Na’amat Canada volunteer, Shirli Vilenski-East (Winnipeg) got creative and founded this online event this past July.

“We needed something to connect the Na’amat members across Canada together and still continue the fundraising that we do on a regular basis all year long. We also have a lot of women in the Na’amat family who are business owners and businesses are suffering. We wanted to be able to help them, and so it was a win-win situation for everyone!” said Vilenski-East. As a fellow volunteer of Na’amat Canada, Toronto, specifically, I was so excited about this fundraising idea that I signed up to be Shirli’s event co-chair right away! 

Na’amat Canada’s mission statement declares that we are a “Jewish non-profit volunteer women’s organization whose goal is to improve the lives of women, children and families in Israel and Canada.” They empower women and raise funds to support Na’amat Israel in the areas of education and social services through many projects.  

 “We are highlighting a different focus of Na’amat each month to help raise awareness for the vast array of services Na’amat provides,” Vilenski-East explained. “During COVID times, some services have been hit harder than others and we rely on the Director of Na’amat International, Shirli Shavit, to relay to us what is going on and who needs emergency financial support.” July and August’s funds were designated to The Na’amat Canada Glickman Centre for Family Violence Prevention which is a shelter for abused women and children whose needs grew rapidly during the quarantine.

The Kanot Agricultural Youth Village for underprivileged teens is in the spotlight this month. “This school is extremely focused on giving students the tools they need to succeed and to make a positive contribution to Israel’s society,” said Vilenski-East.

Along with traditional agriculture and farming programs, Kanot offers courses in veterinary, criminology, and police studies on top of all subjects needed for their matriculation exams and a high school diploma. They are in great need of new computers. Each one costs approximately $1300 CAD!

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The group now has more than 1000 members and has raised almost $5000 for Na’amat just from vendors’ contributions for marketing space. The event has been so successful and grown so much that we needed to enlist another Na’amat Canada member, Rachelle Marmur from Na’amat Canada Edmonton, now in Barrie, to help ensure the event runs smoothly. 

So how can you help? All you need to do is join the Facebook group, browse through the vendor’s posts, and shop from the comfort of your own device when you see something you love.

Just like if you were in a shuk, there is no commitment to buy. You can also comment on posts if you have questions, participate in vendors’ contests, tag your friends if you think they will like something, and share anything you like.

A group of students on the International Leadership Seminar in 2017 toured the Kanot Agricultural Youth Village (Lisa Charow-Jay)

If you want to go above and beyond to help Na’amat Canada’s fundraiser succeed, you are also able to invite your friends and share the group on your own Facebook profile. 

Now, go and browse! No more guilt about online shopping! You will be helping a small business survive this tough time and you can feel good knowing you helped a wonderful charity in their struggling times. 

October’s event is on NOW until Monday, October 19th, breaking on Saturday to observe Shabbat. 

Browsed around and didn’t see anything that you want to buy right now?  If you still want to contribute to the services provided by Na’amat Canada, feel free to make a donation. Everyone who makes a donation with this link this month is entered into a draw to win a prize pack from our vendors (not eligible for a tax receipt). Check out all the projects that Na’amat Canada supports by browsing their website.

To participate as  vendor in our monthly SWAP, please contact [email protected]

Lisa Charow-Jay is the founder of Tech Tutoring With Lisa, a training company helping individuals and businesses brush up on their tech skills to increase computer efficiency. 

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