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24 Hr Giving Challenge

October 18, 2018

On November 17, 2018

The Winkler Community Foundation will be hosting our 5th Annual 24 HOUR GIVING CHALLENGE.

Watch $5 turn into $15 by taking part in the 24 Hour Challenge.

On this day, all gifts received by the Winkler Community Foundation designated to the Community Fund will be stretched thanks to

Each of these businesses have committed to donating $1 for every $5 received to a maximum of gift of $2,000.

We want to also say thank you to other donors that have committed to varying amounts of matching donations stretching the gift that are received on November 17.

For the 24 Hour Giving Challenge, The Winnipeg Foundation is receipting all contributions made allowing 100% of the contributions to go into our Community Endowment fund impacting local charities for local projects. If you plan to issue a cheque, we ask it be written to the WINNIPEG FOUNDATION and dated November 17th. Cheques can be dropped off at the Winkler Community Foundation office located at City Hall any time before November 17 or drop off with a Board member at the foundation table on November 17 at Winkler Coop grocery store between 10-2pm.

You can also donate by credit card – just click the “DONATE” button on the top of this page and follow the prompts.

There’s never been a better time to HELP OUR COMMUNITY GROW!


WES YIP give back

Winkler Elementary School ran Youth in Philanthropy as an Exploratory program during the 2020-21 school year. They had a group of grade 8 students participate. As a part of the program, the students ran a Valentine’s Day themed fundraiser by selling boxes of smarties. They felt the smarties could share some “joy” during a COVID Valentine’s. The girls designed to and from tags for the students to send the smarties to friends aor siblings in the school. The money raised during the YIP exploratory program was matched by the Winkler Community Foundation. Thanks to the student’s efforts and the Foundation’s match, a grant of $669 was awarded to Gateway Resources. This grant has been designated for Gateway’s Life Skills Program to add tactile and sensory box resources. “We decided to raise money for the Gateway Life Skills Program because we believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to contribute to the community and do what they love!” – Karli, BYNN and Bria grade 8 YIP students from WES.   The Winkler Community Foundation loves seeing students engage in philanthropic activities. We were happy to see WES find a creative way to still teach young students about philanthropy and positively impact […]


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