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Faith in Canada 150 Launches New Charitable Giving Tool

FAITH IN CANADA 150 LAUNCHES NEW CHARITABLE GIVING TOOL
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Give150 is connecting Canadians to charities – and making giving a habit, not a reflex.

March 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA—Canada has experienced a steady decline in giving, hurting Canada’s 82,000 charities and the work they do. Give150 is an initiative that aims to raise more than $260,000 for Canadian charities while creating a new culture of generosity during our country’s 150th birthday.

This initiative is a partnership between Faith in Canada 150 and Chimp, a foundation that believes everyone should have access to tools that can easily integrate giving into their everyday lives.

Through Give150, individuals are able to create their own free foundation when they create a Chimp account. These individuals will receive the resources to give to any registered charity in Canada: on their own, with friends, with family, or with social networks.

Give150 is an initiative meant to identify 2,500 Caring Canadians in Canada's 150th birthday year. Thanks to a significant patron, we have access to $150,000 of matching funds to benefit charities across Canada.

Here’s where Canadians come in:

  • Upon setting up an account, Caring Canadians receive a gift of $15 to give away
  • Their first donation will be matched up to $15
  • If they set up a monthly recurring donation, Give150 will match the first two months up to $15 each
  • That means Caring Canadians could have up to $60 to give to the charities they love, and get started on a lifelong journey of giving
  • Charities that join the movement can set up a “Giving Group” with the hashtag #Give150, so that individuals can easily find them and donate

Give150 is connecting individuals with charities, driven by the belief that giving should be a habit, not a reflex.

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About Faith in Canada 150

Faith in Canada 150 is a program of Cardus that exists to celebrate the role of faith in our life together during Canada’s anniversary celebrations in 2017. For more than 450 years, faith has shaped the human landscape of Canada. It has shaped how we live our lives, how we see our neighbours, how we fulfill our social responsibilities, and how we imagine our life together. To learn more, visit: faithincanada150.ca/about

About Cardus

Cardus is a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture. It conducts independent and original research, produces several periodicals, and regularly stages events with Senior Fellows and interested constituents across Canada and the U.S. To learn more, visit: www.cardus.ca and follow us on Twitter @cardusca.

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