The 7th annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge is now over, and the results are in. Canadians donated more than $26.2 MILLION on CanadaHelps to support charities across the country in June — incredible!
Last month, CanadaHelps called on Canadians to give for a chance to win $20,000 for their favourite charity from the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. Every $1* donated in June on CanadaHelps.org or through a charity’s website that is powered by CanadaHelps entered the charity for a chance to win the $20,000 grand prize. From coast to coast to coast, charities encouraged their supporters to give for their chance to win. The competition was on and Canadians responded!
And the Winner Is…
Congratulations to Community Care Peterborough for WINNING $20,000 from the 2021 Great Canadian Giving Challenge!
Based out of Ontario, the team at Community Care Peterborough supports seniors and adults living with physical challenges in the community. Their small team of staff and more than 700 active volunteers supports nearly 7,000 clients in the Peterborough community. Together, their team has provided more than 42,000 hot and frozen meals through their Meals on Wheels program, 22,000 drives to help clients get to medical appointments and other important visits. The team also provides telephone reassurance checks to check-in with clients at home, support with home care and maintenance, medical equipment loans, as well as many more client programs.
“We are so thrilled to win the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! For over 30 years and of course, throughout the COVID pandemic, we have been supporting seniors and adults with disabilities to remain safely in their own homes. These dollars will allow us to continue to operate our programs like Meals on Wheels, telephone security checks, and transportation services to medical appointments.” — Alicia Vandine – Donor Relations and Communications Lead
In an interview with Alicia Vandine from the Community Care Peterborough team, she shared their team’s big plans for the $20,000 donation. $10,000 will be used to support their Give a Meal program which provides Meals on Wheels services to those in greatest need. The remaining $10,000 will be used for their Drive for Dialysis program which drives dialysis patients to medical appointments. Without this support, many Ontarians living in rural communities are left to cover the costs of transportation to these regular appointments, which can add up to between $8,000 and $10,000 per patient.
See How Canadians Made a BIG Impact
Check out the results from the 7th annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge that was only made possible by generous donors across the country. Thank you for making an extraordinary difference!
Stay tuned for the 8th annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge kicking off on June 1st, 2022!