Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — Charities across Canada are facing fundraising shortfalls and a number of operational challenges due to COVID-19 and the associated social distancing – many charities are in danger of closing their doors. To help charities like us survive and continue to offer our valuable services, CanadaHelps has launched the sixth annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge with an increased grand prize.
What is The Great Canadian Giving Challenge? It is a National public contest to benefit any registered Canadian charity. Every $1 donated to a registered charity in June via CanadaHelps.org, automatically enters the charity to win an additional $20,000 donation. The grand prize draw will take place on July 1st, Canada Day, and one lucky charity will receive this new grand prize of $20,00 CanadaHelps knows that the charitable sector has been hit hard by COVID-19, and has doubled the prize this year!
Did The Great Canadian Giving Challenge make a difference last year? In 2019 over 109,000 Canadians participated, donating more than $14 million to over 12,000 charities, representing a 25% increase in donations compared to June 2018.
This year we’re asking donors to support our campaign to help us support more young people living in low-income housing, while also entering us for a chance to win the $20,000 grand prize!