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Oyate Tipi is a non-profit organization located in Winnipeg which accepts donations of gently used household goods and furniture. All items are then distributed to women and children who are trying to better themselves by escaping poverty and/or abusive situations.
The basic concept behind Oyate Tipi is simple. It grew from the recognition that there are hundreds of women and children each year, who leave violent situations and move out on their own. Many find support through sheltered and supported housing within places such as Willow Place, the Native Women's Transition Centre and Ikwe. Shelter within such arrangements is temporary, with the women and their children eventually having to move towards independent living.
Oyate Tipi can be defined as a community-based central depot for gently used furniture and household items. Its primary purpose is to support women and children who are rebuilding their lives and their homes.
"To provide referred clients with essential household goods".
To give clients hope for the future and a happy home by providing them with essential household goods.
Oyate Tipi accepts donations of gently used household items, warehousing them at their depot in the core area of Winnipeg. All items are then distributed to referred clients who are trying to better themselves by escaping poverty and/or abusive situations.
Oyate began delivering furnishings free of charge in October 2003. As of March 2016, Oyate Tipi has helped 4,231 clients to make a fresh start. That's thousands of lives that have been touched by the generosity of Winnipeggers who have donated their time, furniture and money to help Oyate Tipi to continue to provide for clients.