The One Spark Holiday Store
One Spark’s vision is a world where no woman faces financial barriers to living a life without violence. This holiday season, you can give one of the most valuable, precious gifts possible: the gift of a safe new beginning for a woman moving forward from violence.
With your donation, you can give women the critical pieces that will help them to reclaim their safety and security and to afford their basic needs: a gift that will truly change a life.
Different giving levels will support a woman at various steps in her journey to starting her own business: every level will give a woman immeasurable opportunity and invaluable tools to become financially independent.
You can choose any option from sponsoring a woman to fully participate in all aspects of the One Spark Entrepreneurship Program to covering the cost of her business registration. You can do it as an individual, as a family, as a company; as a corporate team; or as a community group. You can give the gift yourself or on behalf of someone else this holiday season.
Give as a Team or Family
Provide us with the names of everyone who contributed and we will send a special thank you to your team/family
Designate Your Donation as a Gift to Someone You Love
Give on behalf of someone and we will send you a special card and gift to give to your loved one to let them know you honoured them through this donation.
Full Sponsorship of a Woman Entrepreneur
For a $5000 donation, you can cover the full cost of a woman participating in the One Spark Entrepreneurship Program and provide the invaluable opportunity for a woman to start a business and move forward towards financial independence and safety. This sponsorship covers all costs related to a woman participating in the program, including:
- The cost of the 9-week Entrepreneurship Course
- Assistance and mentorship to build a woman’s business plan
- A $2,000 Business Start-Up Grant to subsidize costs a woman incurs to get her business up and running
- Provision of a refurbished laptop as well as software (Microsoft Office and accounting software)
- The cost of registering a woman’s business
- Ongoing business development support, coaching, mentorship, and peer support
This is the ultimate gift of a new beginning and opening the doors to possibility for a woman impacted by violence.
Provide a Business Start-Up Grant
Every woman who goes through the One Spark Entrepreneurship Program is given a $2,000 Business Start-Up Grant to help her cover the costs of getting her business up and running. This is a critical support as it addresses the barrier of poverty that women may face when moving forward from violence. It is a small spark that women build on to get started on their journey towards financial independence. You are giving women the invaluable gift of letting the next chapter in their story begin.
Purchase a Laptop and Software
Access to technology can be a critical resource barrier that prevents women from generating self-employment income. Recognizing how critical technology is to our livelihoods, One Spark provides a gently used/refurbished laptop as well as Microsoft Office and accounting software to every woman who goes through our program. A donation of $500 will provide a woman with a laptop and the software she needs to conduct business. This gift provides a fundamental tool that is critical to income generation. It is the gift of possibility.
Fund a Woman’s Business Registration
In the One Spark Entrepreneurship Program, perhaps the most exciting moment women experience is the moment they register their business. It is the moment they take a real and important step towards a new future. The cost of registration is $60. You can provide that inspired, determined moment to a woman with a $60 donation. You can provide the moment a woman’s life changes and a new journey begins.
Make a Cash Donation
Any donation to One Spark is a gift to a woman moving forward from violence. It contributes to new beginnings and opens the door to possibility. It provides women with a path toward safety and security.
Please consider supporting our program with whatever amount works for you: every amount results in great impact.