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Thank You #PIF17

June 15, 2017

Thank you to the community for participating in Pay It Forward May 2017 and impacting our community in so many positive ways.  We loved hearing so many stories of kindness. From providing coffee break, helping a neighbour, spending time with the elderly, to holding the door open or buying someone’s groceries. The list goes on and on. The impact reaches far beyond what we can measure. From all the stories we heard there were so many more that weren’t publicly shared.  Thank you for intentionally Paying it Forward this May. We encourage the community to keep paying it forward throughout the year.

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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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