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24-Hr Giving Success!

November 21, 2017

Our community’s generosity has once again shone brightly:

 

Gifts made to our community fund on Saturday, November 18 during the Endow Manitoba 24-Hour Giving Challenge were stretched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 with generous support from The Winnipeg Foundation, the Province of Manitoba, the City of Winkler, Access Credit Union, and Winkler Auto-Dealers – Hometown Ford, Janzen Chevrolet Buick GMC & Southland Honda. BDO started the challenge with a gift of $1,000 and by midnight we had raised $37326! These gifts will add another $1300 to our granting pool every year, forever.

Our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated in this challenge by spreading the news, by volunteering to host our table, by sponsoring matching funds, and by offering gifts to the community fund.

Stories

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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