Current Fundraiser: Great Canadian Giving Challenge

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is an initiative from CanadaHelps that encourages Canadians across the country to donate to charities throughout the month of June. For 2020, there will be a grand prize of $20,000 — an increase of $10,000 from last year!

As this pandemic drags on, the negative financial effects on PAL (55+) will increase. Even though our doors are closed, we are still supporting staff and paying other expenses and continuing to connect with you. Most of our regular fundraising projects and events have been put on hold for now. We really appreciate your past support of PAL (55+), either through donations or attendance at PAL (55+) events, but now you can help secure the future of PAL (55+) by making a donation online sometime during the month of June.

Every dollar you donate to PAL (55+) through Canada Helps gives PAL one chance to win $20,000. The more you donate, the more chances PAL (55+) has to win; Canada Helps will issue tax receipts for any donation over $3.

To make a donation, click the following link and it will take you directly to PAL’s page: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/gcgc/108640

 

Pembina Active Living (PAL 55+) was conceived and driven by community members. In 2009, our founding volunteers began passionately working together to create programming for older adults in the community. Within weeks, the idea for the Centre began developing through the work of four committees and the original Board of Directors.

Today, PAL (55+) has approximately 500 members. Many of the original volunteers who attended the first gathering are still actively participating. The passion of the volunteers has allowed our programs to expand with new offerings that support the needs of older adults in South Winnipeg. Still, with over 12,000 seniors living in the surrounding area, there is much work to be done, and we are just getting started.

The Need for Connectedness

 Isolation and loneliness are issues that plague seniors throughout Manitoba. In Winnipeg’s Fort Garry region, nearly 500 men and over 1,700 females age 65+ live alone. Our social programs provide seniors with activities that can lead to improved health outcomes. Specifically, older adults who engage in social activities can:

“Research on senior centres demonstrates that participation is associated with social, mental, and physical health benefits” making centres such as PAL (55+) invaluable resources in the communities where they operate.

PAL (55+) is the only organization in the Fort Garry area offering recreational, social, educational, and fitness programming specifically for older adults.

Together We Can

Be part of the solution!

There are 2 ways to donate to the campaign:

PAR – PAL (55+) is extremely excited to announce our new Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) program. This program will allow participants to set up a convenient, monthly withdrawal from their checking account. The United Church of Canada (UCC) has been selected as the service provider to administer these monthly donations. Download the form PAR Form here. If you’d like to use a credit card to make a monthly donation, you can do that through Canada Helps by using the form below. And you can modify the amount anytime, or even cancel it.

One-time donation – As always, PAL (55+) will continue to accept one-time donations. You can drop off your cheque or cash at the PAL office during regular business hours. Download a one-time donation form here. Or use Canada Helps and your credit card through this link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/pembina-active-living-55-inc/

 

To see a video of the Campaign Kick-off, please click here or press the play button below.

 

Together We Can Donors 2019 (as of October 31, 2019)

Personal Donations 

Number of Donors = 70

Total amount = $4,610.00

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Canada Helps Donations 

Number of Donors = 6

Total amount = $635.00

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PAR Donations (monthly)

Number of Donors = 15

Total amount = $260.50 per month

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Corporate Donations 

Number of Donors = 6

Total amount = $1,830