When Palliative Manitoba joined the Great Canadian Giving Challenge at the beginning of June, they set a goal of $2,500. By the third week of June, they were still pushing to reach that goal and like the calm before the storm on Thursday Terracon Development extended their pledge from $1,000 to $5,000 and openly challenged others. Today, Qualico matched the $5,000 pledge – pushing Palliative Manitoba well beyond their fundraising goal – raising just over $13,000!!
The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is an initiative from GIV3 and CanadaHelps, the organizers of Giving Tuesday Canada. This challenge ran for the hole month of June. Every dollar donated to Palliative Manitoba online by any individual or organization in June helped them get a chance to win $10,000 to support program and services. Although we are sad to say we didn’t win the money, we are very proud to say that we came in Number 5 across the country.