This June, get ready for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

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The following blog is an excerpt from the 2018 Fundraising Calendar from CanadaHelps. Download the full calendar here.

Throughout the month of June, charities are automatically given 1 entry for every $1 they receive via or This is a big incentive that encourages Canadians to donate to their favourite charities! Last June, donations grew 83% over June 2014, the year before its inaugural year. You can leverage the excitement generated by this contest to increase your summer fundraising. To learn more, and to read the terms and conditions visit

“Promoting the Great Canadian Giving Challenge to our community is a great way to encourage individuals to give at a time when charitable giving is not so widely publicised (like during the holiday season). The incentive of helping us to win a donation of $10,000 is a great motivator for many of our supporters. We do not receive any government funding, so we are always looking for new ways to engage individuals with our cause to keep our shelter doors open to animals in need. It could save a life with emergency surgery. We take in many animals in need of costly emergency surgeries for serious injuries or illnesses. These surgeries regularly cost anywhere between $2,000 – $10,000. It could fund 133 spay or neuter procedures. Every animal is spayed or neutered before they go to their forever home — to ensure we are doing our part to curb pet over-population. It could cover our animal food bill for two months.”—Rosie Blanning, Integrated Direct Marketing Manager at the Toronto Humane Society

Did You Know?

Your organization’s GivingChallenge branded donation form is available at Simply search your charity’s name and share your challenge page with your
supporters. Get my challenge page.

Awareness Days in June 2018:

June: LGBT Pride Month
June 1st: International Children’s Day
June 5th: International Environment Day
June 8th: World Oceans Day
June 12th: World Day Against Child Labour
June 14th: World Blood Donor Day
June 20th: World Refugee Day
June 21st: National International Peoples Day

For a full list of awareness days, click here.

Download the 2018 Fundraising Calendar

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