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P-I-F May 2015!

June 18, 2015

The Winkler Community Foundation and the Morden Area Foundation would like to thank the communities of Winkler & Morden for getting involved with the Pay it Forward May campaign – making a difference and impacting our community in positive ways. We are excited about the many wonderful Pay it Forward initiatives that took place throughout the month of May. From buying coffee for a stranger, collecting donations for the Winkler Food Cupboard, collecting toys for Genesis House, delivering coffee break and serving coffee break, doing spring clean-up in the community, paying for an individual’s groceries, bringing someone fresh baking, providing lunch for various businesses, to doing yard work for a neighbour. These are just a few of the many great stories we heard about. All are great ways to Pay it Forward and make a difference in our communities. Paying it Forward is about making an impact on some else’s life, inspiring them to do the same which ultimately impacts our community in positive ways.

We want to say Thank You! Thank you to the many businesses that got involved, individuals and families that did big and small things and community groups that made a point of paying it forward. Together we make our community strong!


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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