For every $5 donated between November 13th and 19th, DeLong Wealth Management, Simplot, the Winnipeg Foundation and the Province of Manitoba will each add $1 – stretching those $5 to $9. CFPD executive director Kimberly Lavallee says it’s the perfect opportunity to maximize impact in the community.
“This is a great opportunity to support the Community Foundation of Portage & District,” she explains. “Of course, we welcome gifts at any time, but giving between November 13th and 19th means extra support. We’re so excited to see what our community can accomplish.”
The donation stretch is part of the Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge initiative, designed to draw attention to and boost local not-for-profits and other charitable interests, such as designated funds. Donations can be made securely online, and Lavallee says gifts can also be dropped off at the CFPD office, located at 206 Saskatchewan Ave E in Portage la Prairie.
All gifts are pooled and invested by the foundation and remain in the community, ensuring Portage and area can thrive both now and into the future. Donations are never granted, only the interest those donations generate. Previous grant recipients include the Portage la Prairie Bear Clan, Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment, Portage Assisted Living and Oakville Community Club. In fact almost all groups and clubs along with the school division have been touched in some way by the foundation. On top of that, thousands of dollars in individual scholarships have been granted to individuals from the community continuing their education.
It’s always a good time to give, but the Giving Challenge of November 13th to 19th helps donations go even further.
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