When I woke up this morning and remembered it was Giving Tuesday, I knew Winnipeg’s many amazing nonprofits would be the theme of today’s gratitude post.
Throughout the city, volunteers give generously of their time, energy, resources – their all, really – in support of nonprofits, foundations, and charities that support almost every cause imaginable. Because of all this effort, my life and all Winnipeggers’ lives are a lot better than they might be otherwise.
This year, my family is giving to several great organizations. Some we’ve had personal experience with, others are simply groups that we think are doing something really important for the city.
On our local giving list this year: The WRENCH, Women’s Health Clinic, Lake Winnipeg Foundation, Children’s Hospital Foundation of MB, Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, Ma Mawi, Green Action Centre. I look forward to someday being able to give time to some or all of these groups as well!
If you have the means to do so, I encourage you to make a donation to a group you’re grateful for this holiday season. For today, Giving Tuesday, if you make a donation of $25 or more via Canada Helps, they’ll tack on an extra $5! There are over 2000 Winnipeg-related nonprofits, organizations, institutions, etc., listed on CanadaHelps.org.