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PIF May – A Success

June 9, 2016

“Kindness is contagious. And for the last month Morden and Winkler was spreading the love as part of Pay It Forward Month. Organized by the Winkler Community Foundation (WCF) and the Morden Area Foundation (MAF), residents across the two cities were encouraged to brighten someone’s day.” – Steven Sukkau, Pembina Valley Online


The Winkler Community Foundation and the Morden Area Foundation would like to THANK everyone that participated in this year’s Pay it Forward May initiative. It was great to hear and see the variety of ways people paid it forward. From businesses supplying coffee break for another business and students, to supplying groceries to a neighbour, buying coffee and ice cream for a stranger┬ábehind them, mowing the neighbours lawn, bringing baking to the elderly and playing games, planting gardens. The list goes on. Each act of kindness has an impact – on the recipient, on the person paying it forward, and on those that happen to observe. You never know the impact your act of kindness may have. Pay it Forward and continue to impact our community.

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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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