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Manitoba organizations benefit from GivingTuesday

A local effort aimed at raising money for Manitoba non-profits and charities is hoping Tuesdays prove the most generous day of the week.

Basketball Manitoba, Food Matters Manitoba among organizations involved in charity effort

Giving Tuesday, which follows the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, allows Manitobans to donate to non-profit organizations and charities that help others. 1:59

A local effort aimed at raising money for Manitoba non-profits and charities is hoping Tuesdays prove to be the most generous day of the week.

GivingTuesday is an online campaign which encourages people to give and volunteer to a charity of their choice.

Basketball Manitoba launched their new initiative on Tuesday, which helps kids who want to play basketball but can’t afford the fees.

“It’s an affordable sport, but again, for some that $150.00 could be a barrier to getting involved,” said Adam Wedlake, executive director at Basketball Manitoba.
Kreesta Doucette, executive director at Food Matters Manitoba, was encouraging Winnipeggers to donate $15 Tuesday to help ensure kids in the North End have access to good food programming. (CBC)

Basketball Manitoba isn’t the only one taking advantage of GivingTuesday.

"This GivingTuesday, $15 a month can get you a lot more than a meal out,” said Kreesta Doucette, executive director at Food Matters Manitoba.

“We’re encouraging everyone to donate $15 so that kids in the North End can access really good food programming.”

While non-profits encourage people to donate at any time, anyone looking to give this Tuesday can visit the GivingTuesday website.