Sunday, November 2, 2014

Trick-or-Eat with JCI Winnipeg

Take a look at our Smart Biz article about the #TrickOrEat event here. (page 6)

JCI Winnipeg
Flyer 2014
JCI Winnipeg organized a #TrickOrEat Community Food Drive in support of Winnipeg Harvest for Halloween this past Friday. 

With the help of our sponsor, MB Battery, and the residents of Meadowbank Rd, Marygrove Crescent and Tolcross Gate in Whyte Ridge, JCI Winnipeg made a total weight contribution to Winnipeg Harvest of 411 pounds of food and $60 in cash donations. 

This inspiriting generosity reminds us all of our capacity to give. Thank you to all who have contributed to this kindness. We look forward to next year's event and invite those who wish to achieve a greater impact to join us. 

It all started amid various discussions among members at our JCI Winnipeg Summer Wrap Up event on Sept. 3rd. What should we do for Halloween? Then, John Mark Wilderspin and Erica Christie came up with the idea of Trick-or-Treating for contributions to Winnipeg Harvest. The project was accepted unanimously, a work group was formed and tasks were quickly snatched up.  

In all, we mobilized 9 young active citizens, some JCI Winnipeg members and some future members, and went door to door in Whyte Ridge, collecting contributions to Winnipeg Harvest. We gathered 411 lbs of food and $60 cash for Winnipeg Harvest in less than 2 hours.  

John Mark and I chatted about next year's event while unloading what we had collected at Winnipeg Harvest. He's agreed to lead the project again, and I pledged to assist him. I am sure next year's JCI Winnipeg Board of Directors will adopt this project and make it even bigger. 

If anyone wants to help out, here's what we need:
  • Someone to design a better flyer
  • Volunteers to go door to door with us on Sat. Oct. 31st, 2015
  • Small business sponsors like MB Battery :-)

Leave a comment below, email us at or tweet us at @JCIWinnipeg to sign up for next year. 

Winnipeg Harvest takes donations year round, have a look at these options on how to get involved

Thanks to all who participated.

What's next for JCI Winnipeg ? 

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