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Thank-you for helping our community flourish

November 26, 2018

On Saturday, Nov. 17th, The Winkler Community Foundation received extra support during Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge. Gifts were stretched; for every $5 donated,  The Winnipeg Foundation, the Manitoba government, the City of Winkler, and local businesses each business added $1, up to a maximum of $2,000 per business, so every $5 became $15.

This year’s challenge was a great success. A total of $49,226* was raised for the Community Fund at the Winkler Community Foundation. We want to thank the community for their support. A special Thank-you to our local sponsors that helped stretch the donors contribution the City of Winkler, Access Credit Union, Triple E, Protec Plumbing and Heating, Winkler Concrete, Golden West Radio, Kroeker Farms, Southern Potato. Thanks to our donors, we are able to help a wide variety of local charitable projects, from day cares to seniors’ projects, scholarships to play structures, food banks to arts & recreation, and much, much more, now and forever.

*updated November 26

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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2021 Giving Challenge

November 15-21 All donations will be stretched.

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Deadline: January 31, 2022. All current Make It A Reality scholarship recipients and Ongoing Education Support scholarship recipients must submit scholarship renewal form to qualify.

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