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24-Hr Giving – 2017

November 6, 2017

There’s never been a better day to help our community flourish forever. During the Endow Manitoba 24-Hour Giving Challenge on Saturday, November 18th, each $10 gift is worth $20! Annually, the Winnipeg Foundation stretches each $5 gift made to the Winkler Community Endowment Fund by contributing and additional $1. New this year, we announce the BIGGEST STRETCH EVER: The Province of Manitoba, the City of Winkler, Access Credit Union and Winkler Auto-Dealers have partnered with us to contribute an extra $1 each for every $5 gift that you make; AND BDO is leading the way with a $1000 gift!


“Of course, we welcome gifts at any time, but giving on Saturday, Nov. 18 means extra support. We’re so excited to see what our community can accomplish!” shares Myra Peters, Executive Director of the Winkler Community Foundation. We will be set up at the Winkler Coop on November 18th from 10am-2pm to talk about the Foundation and its impact in the community and to accept donations.


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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 […]


2021 Giving Challenge

November 15-21 All donations will be stretched.

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