Cheer Board hopes Winnipeggers dig deep for less fortunate

“If they wrote a cheque last year, make sure you write one for this year. Because that’s really how we do it, getting the message out that it’s time to think Christmas,” Christmas Cheer Board's Kai Madsen said.

As it settles into new digs for its 99th year, the Christmas Cheer Board can now go about its business of occupying the hearts and minds of Winnipeggers during the holiday season.

Source: Winnipeg Sun

Canadian Tire stores helping to bring Cheer

Winnipeg outlets gladly donate $36,000 to Free Press Xmas fundraiser.

Canadian Tire says in its advertisements it has everything you would need for the holidays — but it also helps give everything the hungry in our community would need for the holiday.

Source: Winnipeg Free Press

Donating to charity will improve your life

Recent statements by local and national charities say that donations are down significantly since last year. Many of these organizations are critical to the community at this time of year, like Winnipeg Harvest, the Christmas Cheer Board and many others.

Source: Winnipeg Free Press

Province's dealers shift charitable efforts into high gear

Manitoba car dealers are once again bringing holiday cheer to thousands of families and individuals.

In Winnipeg, clients of the Christmas Cheer Board, the Salvation Army, Siloam Mission, Willow Place, 1JustCity, Agape Table and Winnipeg Harvest are all the beneficiaries of local auto dealers’ generosity.

Source: Winnipeg Free Press

Providing much needed hampers and happiness

If you call the Christmas Cheer Board, it’s likely you’ll talk to Brian Quail.

For the second year in a row, Quail is volunteering as a switchboard operator — directing calls, answering questions and taking donations.

“It’s the people (here) that make volunteering worthwhile,” Quail says. “To see the dedication of all the people is just amazing.”

The care he received after injuring his left hand at work inspired Quail to start volunteering.

Source: Winnipeg Free Press

Students Pack Christmas Cheer

Winnipeg Students volunteering for the less fortunate by packing Christmas Hampers for the Christmas Cheer Board.

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