Do you ever wish you could be a part of something bigger that makes a positive change for others? Do you think you really can’t make a difference because you can’t write a big cheque? I am telling you, you can do both by joining us in our goal to engage many to make a small monthly gift that will add up to make a difference forever.
The HMC Sharing circle was started 5 years ago with the intent to build an endowment fund with the Winnipeg Foundation. The fund was to become a legacy of HMC and support women’s charities in Manitoba. We began with a few larger gifts but the bulk of what we have raised is through small gifts and fundraiser that have added up over the 5 years to $46,000! What that means is forever, the HMC sharing circle will be able to gift a minimum of $2000 per year to help women in Manitoba.
That may not sound like very much but think about it. Have you ever been able to write a cheque for $2000 to one charity? You did, we did, together we are making it happen and it’s not just one time, it’s every year, it’s forever.
Now lets imagine that we don’t stop there, we continue to grow the fund, we each commit to $5 per month, (.17 cents per day) to our sharing circle and with each gift and time we were able to grow so that the $2000 gift became $4000 and the $4000 became $8000 etc. What if, just like a tiny acorn growing into a mighty oak tree, we could grow the endowment into a fund that made a difference for many.
I have not focused on the sharing circle too much, it has happened organically with the support of a small circle of donors and a few events here and there. I am very proud of what has been created but I know we can do so much more. Today I shift my focus and invite you to join our circle on a monthly basis. I will be sending out an ask every month starting Dec. 1, 2017 to ask you to join me on my mission to grow our small endowment into a mighty oak tree!
Thank you for being a part of the happy monkey club and making a positive difference in our world.