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April 20, 2018

What will you do with the Pay it Forward challenge this May?


The Winkler Community Foundation and the Morden Area Foundation challenges you to participate in PAY IT FORWARD during the month of May and to help make our communities a better place to live, work and play.


How does it work?

Do at least one good deed for someone without asking for anything in return. Instead the recipient should be encouraged to pay it forward to someone else. For example, is there someone in your life who could use a visitor? Together, the difference we can make in our community is phenomenal.


How can you get involved?




Even though we support demonstrating pay it forward initiatives every day, the Winkler Community Foundation has chosen one month to encourage the community to focus on Pay it Forward initiatives; to work together to make our community strong and vibrant. We hope that people show kindness and, then hopefully they will pay that thoughtfulness forward. By doing so, our communities becomes stronger!



We hope to inspire others through the stories of Pay it Forward kindness taking place.

Kindness is contagious – share what you do, what you see and how you have been impacted through Pay it Forward acts of kindness on social media. Remember to hashtag – #PIFMAY

Follow us on Facebook at Winkler Community Foundation, Instagram account – payitforwardmay; or email us at . Check out our website at


PIF Kindness Mobile

Look for the PIF May Kindness Mobile, a van that will be moving throughout the community spreading kindness over the month of May. The Kindness Mobile is a reminder to Pay it Forward and to help the community thrive.


Together, let’s impact our community this MAY.


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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