Concord Projects Foundation Kicks Off $8000 Matching Gift Challenge on Giving Tuesday
Every $400 donated sends a child to camp
This November, the Manitoba Camping Association/Sunshine Fund are thrilled to partner with the Concord Projects Foundation in a Matching Gift Challenge. Between GivingTuesday, November 27 and December 31, 2018, the Concord Projects Foundation will match all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $8000. Friends and donors have the opportunity to double their donations by participating in this special fundraising opportunity. This will benefit the Sunshine Fund, enabling the youth in our local communities whose families face financial barriers to attend an accredited summer camp in 2019.
“This matching gift challenge is the first in our Giving Tuesday endeavours,” said Dana Moroz, Sunshine Fund Program Manager. “I’m grateful our compassionate friends at the Concord Projects Foundation are supporting our critical work in helping children in our communities and throughout the province.”
Donations made to the Sunshine fund before year-end are eligible to be matched, including contributions online, over the phone, or by mail. For new and existing monthly donors, any scheduled contributions will also be matched up to $8,000.
“We are so appreciative of our donors’ commitment and look forward to meeting this challenge,” said Kim Scherger, Executive Director of the Manitoba Camping Association. “Giving children opportunities to make new friends, enjoy new learning experiences, and grow their self-esteem and self-confidence while being in the great outdoors is what makes the Sunshine Fund so important. GivingTuesday is a great way to double our donors’ gifts this year.”
Ted Paetkau, founder of Concord Projects and the Concord Projects Foundation, knows the importance of giving children an opportunity like a summer camp experience, “We’re happy to play a part in helping the Sunshine Fund provide summer camp opportunities to kids in Manitoba. Camp is a special experience with positive impacts that last far beyond the time at camp.”
Gifts can also be mailed to: Unit F - 1215 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R2G 1L8