During the month of June, giving reaches its lowest levels.
“Truly in the summer you don’t think about youth being on the street when it’s sunny out or all these different issues,” said Paul Nazareth, CanadaHelp’s Vice President of Community Engagement, “but for people like the food bank, and we work in Grande Prairie with people like Odyssey House and the emergency youth shelter, they still have those needs.”
“You just hope you make a connection and making it fun ’cause that’s also what the summer is about too.”
People will be able to nominate their favourite charities to be entered in the grand prize draw of $10,000.
Every nomination is a donation, and every donation to a registered charity gives that organization an entry.
This will be the third annual Great Canadian Challenge.
Last year more than $8 million was donated to over 8,500 charities.