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#GivingTuesday October 31st, 2017

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GivingTuesday is a National Giving Day

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday  …now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on November 28, 2017.

It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

“We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.”

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Alana Levandoski In Concert-Sept.16, 2017 September 17th, 2017

Community leaders experience homelessness September 16th, 2017

 

Backpack of a participant in the CEO Sleepout

About 35 people participated in the CEO Sleepout at K.R. Barkman park in Steinbach Thursday night in support of Today House, a local homeless shelter. RCMP Staff Sergeant Harold Laninga says the numbers were down a little bit from last year but he adds it was still a very meaningful event, as participants spent 12 hours as homeless people, including sleeping in the park overnight.

“This is our fifth year and the fifth one that I’ve been involved with. I’m on the board of Today House so that’s one of the reasons I get involved. It shows us how some people who are homeless, just how they are living. We spent the night outside and you don’t have your creature comforts. It was just an incredible night of education and informing us what this is all about.” View more at https://steinbachonline.com/local/community-leaders-experience-homelessness

CEO Sleepout 2017 September 15th, 2017

Sleepout keeps focus on homeless September 11th, 2017

The Carillon – ONLINE EDITION
By: Dave Baxter

Posted: 09/9/2017 10:45 AM

More than 40 local business owners, politicians and advocates for the homeless are preparing to spend a night with no roof over their heads, as they look to raise money and raise awareness about the plight of the homeless in Steinbach.

Today House, an emergency overnight homeless shelter located in Steinbach will host their fifth annual CEO Sleepout next Thursday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at K.R. Barkman Park in Steinbach.
The event invites local community leaders, business leaders and others to spend the night and sleep in the park, as a way to create awareness about those experiencing homelessness in the Steinbach community, and also to raise funds for Today House.. View the full article here https://www.thecarillon.com/local/Sleepout-keeps-focus-on-homeless-443435863.html