Local Charity Challenge

The Local Charity Challenge event is a charity challenge hosted by University of Manitoba's Engineering Society (UMES). We have created baskets of prizes together similar to a silent auction. Each basket is associated with a charity. We challenge anyone who wishes to participate to donate as much money to whichever charity they wish and send us proof of donation (a google form is attached). On April 18th, the participant who donated the most to each charity will win its associated basket.

Follow umes_eng on Instagram for updates on the event.

We have included such a wide range of products as this shows how it's possible to support local no matter the product. We hope to give these businesses more attention and grow their followings. By donating, sharing or showing your support for this event, you would help us with a 100% charitable fundraiser that is supporting small local businesses and young entrepreneurs in the community. With your help we can make this an even bigger and impactful event. Even the smallest donation will make a great impact!

For those who cannot donate, we have included a Giveaway basket that requires the participant to enter via Instagram. Full details will be on the Instagram post.

The total value of all the donations is nearly $2000!!!

A local business catalogue is in the works and will include all businesses that have donated to this event.

Google forms link for proof of donation.

All donor’s instagrams and/or websites are attached to the descriptions of each basket. All descriptions of the non-profits/charities are taken directly from their websites.


Nature Basket

Nature Basket

This basket supports Take Pride Winnipeg, “a non-profit that aims to inspire civic pride, raise public awareness, and promote citizen responsibility in making the city of Winnipeg clean and beautiful.” This nature themed basket includes nearly $250 worth of items from various local businesses in Winnipeg! 

In here you will find:

  1. A resin notebook @bloombooks.wpg
  2. A marame hanger from @cotton_clove_macrame
  3. A $50 voucher from @jensen.nursery
  4. 2 macrame plant hangers and a keychain from @hodgepodgerygoods
  5. A voucher for a Mother’s Day bouquet from Fleur de Fusilero @shesafloristnow
  6. 4 handmade luxury soap bars from Wolseley House Soaps
  7. Wire earrings from @plaecido

Donate link here for Take Pride Winnipeg!

 


Home Goods Basket

This basket supports Habitat for Humanity Manitoba, “one of 1,400 affiliates worldwide working to build safe, decent, and affordable homes for families. Every year, they partner with communities to help working, lower income families in Manitoba achieve strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.” This home goods themed basket includes nearly $150 worth of items from various local businesses in Winnipeg! 

In here you will find:

  1. A concrete manitoba stone from @prairiestoneco
  2. A Dalcini stainless steel bento box, stainless steel insert, bamboo flatware and an eco bag from @refill.market
  3. A container/bowl cover and a $15 voucher from @planetpantrywpg
  4. 4 handmade luxury soap bars from Wolseley House Soaps
  5. Handmade resin products from @Pretty_littletrinkets

Donate link here for Habitat to Humanity Manitoba!

 


Green Drop Basket

This basket includes the most generous donation we received. From Green Drop Lawns Ltd. they have offered a gift certificate for a 2021 season of lawn care valued at $300! Learn more about them. 

This basket supports The Asian Solidarity Fund. “The Asian Solidarity Fund is an opportunity to support Asian Canadians, celebrate the contributions of the Asian community, and stand up against intolerance, prejudice and injustice. To help your support go further, P&G Canada will donate $1 for every $1 donated up to $400,000.* Your gift will support charities offering social services, promoting arts and culture, leading anti-racism initiatives, providing education, and much more. Your donation will be pooled with others to help achieve wide-reaching effects and will make a real impact. Plus, you will receive an official charitable tax receipt to qualify for tax credits! Donate today to take a stand with Asian Canadians.”

Donate link here for The Asian Solidarity Fund!

 


Restaurants Basket

This basket supports Winnipeg Harvest, “Harvest is a not-for-profit, community-based organization, dedicated to nourishing our community, and our sense of community. Harvest distributes food to more than 350 food banks and agencies in every region of the province.” This restaurant themed basket includes over $150 worth of items from various local businesses in Winnipeg! 

In here you will find:

  1. A $40 Nuburger Gift card
  2. Two gift certificates valued at $20 each from @4seasonschinesefood
  3. A large bag of espresso and two $25 gift cards from @dailygrindcoffeeshop

Donate link here for Winnipeg Harvest!

 


Desserts Basket

This basket supports Klinic, “Klinic Community Health provides a full range of health related services from medical care to counselling and education. Driven by our vision of creating healthy and engaged communities, we promote health and quality of life for people of every age, background, ethnicity, gender identity, and socio-economic circumstance. Rooted in social justice values, we believe that everyone deserves quality care, support and respect.”. This desserts themed basket includes nearly $200 worth of items from local businesses in Winnipeg! 

In here you will find:

  1. 4 bags of toffee from @utoffeea
  2. A voucher valued at $30 from @c.makes.macs
  3. A voucher for 1 breakable heart and 4 strawberries valued at $60 from dipped_bylt
  4. A voucher for 2 layer cake with choice of topping valued at $45 from @cakes_byavery

Donate link here for Klinic!

 


Jewelry/Clothing Basket

This basket supports Mainstreet Project, this organization helps by “serving the needs of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable residents since 1972, Main Street Project offers programming and services to help our community members build stability. Working under a housing first philosophy, we work with each individual to support positive changes and transition them towards stable, permanent housing.” This jewelry/clothing themed basket includes nearly $200 worth of items from local businesses in Winnipeg! 

In here you will find:

  1. A $25 gift card for Plato’s Closet from @platosclosetwinnipegstjames
  2. A voucher valued at $15 from @threadedcreations_
  3. Three handmade rings from @shoplavendersunrise
  4. Five handmade hair clips from @head.of.class
  5. One Lucky Stone Bracelet and one Black Onyx Facemask Chain from @alverstonejewelry
  6. A handmade bracelet from @wristcandybykat
  7. Three pairs of handmade polymer clay earrings from @modernmeetsretro

Donate link here for the Main Street Project!

 


Beauty Basket

This basket supports Cancer Care Manitoba, whose mission is “To reduce and, where possible, eliminate the burden of cancer on the people of Manitoba through exemplary programs of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, continuing care, research and education.” This beauty themed basket includes nearly $250 worth of items from local businesses in Winnipeg! 

In here you will find:

  1. A shampoo and conditioner set from @hairbyariellemelody and @hairologystudio_
  2. 4 handmade luxury soap bars from Wolseley House Soaps
  3. Two 3D faux & mink lash sets from @shop.a.lashes
  4. Four nail sets plus additional nail care items from @nailsbyazel
  5. A sugaring kit from @thesugarfreak

Donate link here for Cancer Care Manitoba!

 


Giveaway Basket

This basket continues to support small local businesses but needs no donation to win. This basket will require the participant to follow the steps in the instagram post for this basket. This assorted basket includes nearly $200 worth of items from local businesses in Winnipeg! 

In here you will find:

  1. A voucher for 8 fatcarons from @caroon.by.mj
  2. A gift certificate for a custom music plaque and two customizable keychains from @musicplaquesbyjulie
  3. 4 handmade scrunchies and two sets of earrings from @handmade.by.e.and.a
  4. Several crocheted items; a bookmark, keychain and hair elastics from @crocheibai.me
  5. Two mini magnetic hand embroidered hoops from @marissalee_embroidery

 

 

               

 

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