On Saturday, Nov. 17th, Manitoba’s community foundations received extra support during the Endow Manitoba 24-Hour Giving Challenge. Gifts were stretched; for every $5 donated, The Winnipeg Foundation added $1, up to a maximum of $2,000 per foundation and the Manitoba government also added $1, up to a maximum of $2,000 per foundation so every $5 became $7.
Here’s how a few of the community foundations participated in this year’s Giving Challenge.
Altona Community Foundation
Altona Community Foundation’s booth at the Altona Mall Saturday during the 24-Hour Giving Challenge. Left to Right: Board Member Ken Wiebe, President Chris Sumner and Board Member Bill Penner.
Coldwell Community Foundation
The Coldwell Community Foundation hosted a luncheon as a way of thanking their donors when they dropped off their gift.
Hamiota Community Foundation
Hamiota Community Foundation hosted a “Toonie Lunch” event in support of the Endow Manitoba 24-Hour Giving Challenge.
Interlake Community Foundation
The Interlake Community Foundation had two on-site locations. Board members Bob Beck and Peggy Linklater were set up at Stonewall Family Foods and, in Teulon, Board members Linda Lamoureux and Cherise Griffin set up at the Winterfest Craft Sale.
Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation
The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation had a table at the Christmas Craft Sale at the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre.
Morris Area Foundation
Morris Bigway Foods partnered with the Morris Area Foundation to “Round it UP” for the Endow Manitoba 24-Hour Giving Challenge. Staff encouraged customers to “Round Up” their purchases to the dollar, or more if they wished.
Funds collected at the till were forwarded to the Morris Area Foundation in time to be added to their Giving Challenge total.
Winkler Community Foundation
The Winkler Community Foundation were set up at the Winkler Coop grocery store to talk to community members about the work of the foundation and collect donations.