What is The Great Canadian Giving Challenge?
It is a National public contest to benefit any registered Canadian charity. Every $1 donated to the Christmas Bureau on our Canada Helps Page, automatically enters us to win a $10,000 prize.
How can YOU get involved?
Any individual can make a donation via Canada Helps. Every $1 donated is an automatic entry for the chosen charity to win a $10,000 donation (minimum $3 donation required). Individuals are also encouraged to share socially to encourage their friends to participate as well.
When does the contest take place?
Challenge begins June 1, 2021 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) and ends on June 30, 2021at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
Draw takes place CANADA DAY, July 1, 2021, and the charity selected as eligible to win will be contacted within approximately 48 hours.
What is the impact?
By donating to the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton, you are helping local families, seniors and individuals in need.
What does $10,000 mean to the Christmas Bureau
Your donation is making an impact in your community. Here is a note from someone who received a festive hamper.
As Christmas approached, it came with a mixture of feelings for me. This was one Christmas very faraway from home; in a country with one of the harshest weathers I’ve come to know, all alone with my children and in the most complex of situations. I wouldn’t want to go into details, but I and my children have come a long way and it has taken all the resolve I have to stay sane the past couple of months. It was in the midst of all these conflicting circumstances that the Volunteers from Christmas Bureau came knocking on my door. Indeed I was expecting them; but I wasn’t expecting the magnitude and caring they brought out family. I was simply stunned and speechless. I shed some tears of joy and uttered a silent prayer; good things can certainly come out of the worst of situations. I won’t forget the words of my son: “Mum, my faith in humanity is restored”.
Ps: I’m seizing this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who contributed in every possible way to bring joy to the doors of many and smiles to countless children. I also thank the Bureau for judiciously utilizing all contributions without favor or discrimination. God bless you all and Merry Christmas.
Please help us win!