Rohit Group Hosts 10th Annual Baskets of Hope in Support of WIN House

November 11, 2019

On Tuesday evening, November 5, 2019, Rohit Group welcomed over 100 women into its Edmonton office to raise funds and gifts in support of WIN House. This is the 10th year of the women’s event – Baskets of Hope.

What It Is

It all began 10 years ago when Rohit’s co-founder Krishna Gupta was invited to an evening at the home of her friend Dianne Young.  Dianne had an idea to invite 12 women to bring 12 luxurious, self-care type items and create 12 baskets to be delivered to the women at WIN House during the holiday season. WIN House provides a safe place and emergency services for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. They take care of the necessities required to start anew when a woman leaves shelter; Baskets of Hope aims to provide a little bit of love for the women themselves. Over the years, the event has grown, eventually moving into Rohit’s corporate office to accommodate the growing number of women participating in this inspiring cause.

Throughout the evening, guest enjoyed refreshments and networking with other women and heard from some amazing women – those who had used WIN House’s services to escape domestic abuse and are now telling their story to educate and let women in abusive situations know they are not alone.

We also had a special guest with us, author Samra Zafar who shared her story at the same event in 2017.  Samra has now written a best-selling book about her journey, The Good Wife, which was available for sale Tuesday evening with proceeds going to WIN House.

Book sales, donations and raffle ticket proceeds raised $6,071.00 for WIN House.

How It Works

Each guest on Tuesday night brought with them 12 items – bathrobes, fuzzy blankets, warm socks and slippers, coffee mugs and dishes, books, candles, sweet treats and more.  On Wednesday, the Rohit team took the donated items and transformed them into 224 Baskets of Hope, and on Thursday morning a convoy of Rohit trucks delivered those baskets to WIN House. To date, the event has created and shared over 1,000 baskets.


For more information or to get involved, please visit