As a lifelong Manitoban, I've always been amazed by how people in this Province rally together to give back. Now more than ever, our most vulnerable need our help.
So, if you are able, here are ways you can help!
Many of our local small businesses are feeling the pressure of the pandemic right now. As we come into the holiday season, many of them are losing out on their busiest time of the year. Since they are doing what they can to keep us safe by closing their doors, we can do what we can by supporting them any way we can!
Order take out from local restaurants
Buy your favourite local goods online for delivery or pickup
Purchase giftcards to use later once their business opens
Look for holiday gifts from local makers and shops
How to support for free?
Follow and engage with them on social media
Visit their website
Leave a positive review
Spread the word about their business
We are lucky to have so many amazing organizations in Manitoba that give back to our less fortunate, that are there when our most vulnerable need them the most. Now they need us more than ever.
Even though we may not be able to volunteer or donate like we usually would, ie donating clothes or serving hot meals, there are still ways to give back. (at the time this was written, Manitoba was in code RED)
Two of the organization we love are the Siloam Mission, and the Main Street Project.
Here's how you can help each at this time!
donate goods: https://www.siloam.ca/action/donate-goods/
donate funds: https://www.siloam.ca/take-action/donate/
Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.ca/hz/wishlist/ls/1P33VALB1QA7U?ref_=wl_share
move-out kit sheets: https://www.siloam.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Move-Out-Kit-Sign-Up-Sheet.pdf
MAIN STREET PROJECT
donate goods and funds: https://www.mainstreetproject.ca/donate/
Amazon wishlist: https://www.mainstreetproject.ca/how-you-can-help/amazon-wishlist/
However you can help, you'll be making a positive impact on someone's life. Let's all spread some love and joy locally this winter!
We can get through this, if we work together.
*we will continue to update this list with more charities to donate to, and ways to support each other through this pandemic*