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Pay it Forward May

April 28, 2014

 

City of Winkler Mayor Martin declares the month of May as Pay it Forward May, a month long initiative by the Winkler Community Foundation encouraging good deeds in the community. Pay-it-forward May encourages citizens to take the initiative and get involved for the betterment of the community, by encouraging stepping out of ones way, and lending a helping hand to others.

Some examples include:

1. Encourage someone who needs it with words, a smile, or maybe a hug.

2. Let someone go in front of you at the supermarket.

3. Buy the next person in line a coffee.

4. Write a letter or an email to someone who made a difference in your life, telling them why.

5. Donate something anonymously to a person in need.

A list of 101 ways to Pay it Forward are listed on Winkler Community Foundation’s website under What we do – Pay It Forward.

Pay it Forward May cards that can be shared when a good deed is done, are available at the Winkler Community Foundation Office and City Hall.

  

Chance to Win

Like us on the Winkler Community Foundation Pay It Forward May Facebook page where we invite individuals to share their Pay It Forward stories for a chance to win a Broil King Crown 20 barbeque. Or send your stories here to enter.

Last day to enter May 30. Draw date: June 2, 2014.

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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