Though we understand that many organizations are asking for donations on Giving Tuesday, we will emphasize the importance of fundraising and charity this holiday season. COVID's disastrous effect on local non-profits was one main motivator for our Step Up Virtual Walkathon 2020 at
If eight people donate $100 to the walkathon then we will match 50% then we would give:
$420 to Low Entropy​, allowing 10 youth to join the Youth Empowerment Program to build connection, community, and empowerment during the stress of COVID. Previous participants included a young girl from Nigeria learning and sharing lessons of humility, self-esteem, and support with Canadian high school students!
$420 to the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC​ to support infrastructure to field tens of thousands of calls and to rehabilitate vulnerable wildlife. Due to specialized care, it can cost hundreds of dollars to protect injured owls, chickadees, and other animals that we love to see in beautiful British Columbia’s parks and trails.
$360 to a Rotary Burnaby scholarship dedicated to innovative educational techniques at Simon Fraser University​, that is all the more important to guide youth in this more complicated and stressful world. Many of our club members are SFU Alumni​ and/or teachers that appreciate the importance of education to guide future leaders to greater heights.
Donations on Giving Tuesday on the CanadaHelps​ platform will also give an additional $2 for donations of at least $20!
This Giving Tuesday, we appreciate your interest and dedication whether you donate to our walkathon, donate to another worthy cause, wait until your finances are more stable, or merely consider it for a moment. Let’s step up for our community and global village this holiday season, if the circumstances are right!
For more information:
To support youth, education, and wildlife at the Step Up Virtual Walkathon 2020 ending December 6th:
More on Canada Helps Giving Tuesday Promotion: