Pay it Forward May returned in 2022 with a theme of Gratitude and once again, Morden Area Foundation encouraged the community to pay kindness forward. The month kicked off with MAF Board members and volunteers delivering donuts to community businesses courtesy of Tim Horton’s.
MAF also treated the Morden tee-ball division to ice cream sandwiches donated by Winkler-Morden Co-op. Board members were also happy to deliver ice cream cakes donated by Charley B’s deserving individuals and non-profit organizations nominated through social media.
The Morden Area Foundation once again partnered with the Winkler Community Foundation to spread kindness for the month of May, the community was encouraged to come up with ways to Pay it Forward all month long.
What is Pay it Forward May: A month long campaign initiated by the Morden Area Foundation and the Winkler Community Foundation together to encourage random acts of kindness in our communities.
Why: Paying it forward is at the core of what we do as a Community Foundation therefore it would be great to get the entire City involved!
What is MAF hoping to achieve: Since paying-it-forward is such a positive idea, we would like as many community members, organizations, and businesses involved as possible. The more momentum we can build, the better our community will be.
How can people “pay-it-forward”: Be kind. Do something for someone without expecting something in return. There is always the option of making a donation to the Morden Area Foundation for the MAF to invest into our General Fund and pay-it-forward to the community year after year through grants.
How can you get involved: There are many ways your organization can get involved such a throwing a special event during the month, offering a free or volunteer service (ex. free car wash) or giving away a special product for a one day promotion. We encourage you to use the term “Pay-it-Forward May” in your promotions. Pay it Forward May promotional material is available upon request from the MAF office.
How will we know what is going on throughout the community: Watch the “Morden Area Foundation” Facebook page. We encourage you to post online what you are doing, use #pifmay and tag the MAF and we will share and cross promote. In an effort to encourage and inspire others to pay it forward, we invite the community to share stories about the good things people are doing or how a good deed has made an impact. Email your stories to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can you contact for more information:
Caddie Crampton or Lynda Lambert,
Community Foundation Coordinators,
13 – 379 Stephen Street, Morden MB R6M 0G8
Phone 204-822-5614 or Cell 204-823-4521
Thank you to our volunteer drivers who helped spread kindness to locations across the city!
Morden Area Foundation and Winkler Community Foundation got the kindness momentum going with a donut delivery, sponsored by Winkler Morden Tim Horton’s. Thank you to our volunteer drivers who helped spread kindness to locations across the city!
Morden Area Foundation Chair Allison Braun – Pays It Forward to Morden City Hall – Thank you Charley B’s for donating
Morden Area Foundation Sasha Annamuradova and Allison Braun
present teacher Mike Macaraeg of MCI a Pay it Forward cake for teacher appreciation week. Thank you Charley B’s.
Morden Area Foundation Sasha Annamuradova and Allison Braun present teacher Nicole Warkentin of EMMS a Pay It Forward Cake for teacher appreciation week. Thank you Charley B’s.
Spread the word. If the person thanks you and wants to “repay” you (that is, pay it “back”), let them know that what you would really like is for them to pay it “forward”—you would like them to do something nice for someone, and ask those people to do something nice for more people. The idea is to consciously increase the kindness in the community.
Pay it Forward May is a month long campaign initiated by the Morden Area Foundation and the Winkler Community Foundation together to encourage random acts of kindness throughout our community.
The 6th Annual Power of the Purse Brunch was held virtually in 2021. 104 ladies attended a Zoom call that featured live presentations from two local charities. Attendees enjoyed a free brunch in the comfort of their homes, prepared by Owen Klippenstein at the City of Morden, and granted a total of $10,400 as follows:
Genesis House – project with the Pembina Valley Humane Society and Morden Veterinary Clinic for client pet care $5,840
Many Hands Resource – new director to coordinate volunteers, programs, and new ventures $4,560
Special thank you to the 2021 partnership sponsors: Access Credit Union, Dr. Randy and Karla Warkentin, Focal Point, Shelly Buhr Reflexology, Menzies Medical Clinic, Morden Nurseries, MMJS Law Office, Gallery Wealth Management, Linda Duncan, Barnswallow Quilters.
Genesis House, Project with the Pembina Valley Humane Society and Morden Veterinary Clinic for Client Pet Care
Many Hands Resource, New Director to Coordinate Volunteers, Programs, and New Ventures
Youth For Christ, Dignity Bags for Teen Girls
South Central Regional Library, Tablets for Seniors Digital Literacy Program
MAF Power of the Purse Endowment Fund $3,286
Habitat for Humanity, Project: New Home Build in Morden $5,089.99
Pembina Valley Pregnancy Centre, Project: Steps in Hope Infant Grief Program $3,064.01
Genesis House, Project: Caring Men’s Program $4,105.00
South Central Cancer Resource, Project: Free Headwear for Clients $4,540
Pembina Hills Arts Centre, Project: Free Creative Play Program $2,254
City of Morden, Project: Mental Health Week $3,756
Pembina Valley Child Care Centre, Project: Baby Room Equipment for New Daycare $2,683.27
Agassiz Medical Clinic Community Board, Project: Teen Clinic $3,208.27
Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, Project: Minds in Motion Program $4,108.46
Parent Child Resource Centre, Project: Facilitator $4,000
South Central Cancer Resource, Project: Skin Screening Clinic $3,000
Genesis House, Project: Dining Table for 16 $3,000
The mission of the Morden Area Foundation Power of the Purse is to engage women of all generations and children in the power of community philanthropy. Our goal is to create a lasting legacy that will provide funds for local charities already at work in our community, and to encourage the birth and growth of new initiatives that target emerging needs of women and children.
The Morden Area Foundation Power of the Purse grants program assists a wide range of organizations, whose projects and/or programs benefit women and children.
The purpose of the program is to provide one-year grants to non-profit organizations that provide services in Morden and area. Grant funds may be used for direct costs related to projects/programs, such as but not limited to personnel, equipment, materials and supplies, and administration.
In addition, the following eligibility requirements apply:
Eligible applicants receiving a grant award from the Power of the Purse may only use grant funds for charitable purposes as stated in the proposal. The Morden Area Foundation will administer grant funds on behalf of the Power of the Purse. MAF has the authority to withhold and/or recover grant funds, if at any time grant funds are misused. MAF will investigate allegations of improper use of grant funds for the private benefit of donor-advisors. Each grantee must enter into an agreement with MAF and must submit a financial and narrative report at the conclusion of the project.
Organizations may contact Lynda D. Lambert, MAF Executive Director, with questions, at 204-822-5614 or email@example.com.
Carmen Allen, Audrey Armstrong, Lorna Barclay, Julia Barclay, Donna Barnet
Lucille Bell, Jeanette Bergmann, Phyllis Binda, Lenora Bollenbach, Sandy Bollenbach
Sharon Bollenbach , Stephanie Bolt , Edith Brunn , Bonnie Buhler , Aimee Cadieux , Jean Chamberlain
Karen Chezick , Sally Chubey , Norma Collins , Cathy Cramer , Evelyn Currie
Grace Dalke , Cheryl Digby , Cathy Dudgeon , Jackie Dudgeon Murphy , Della Duncan , Lisa Dyck
Karen Dyck , Sylvia Dyck , Joyce Ehnes , Fran Einarson , Catherine Evenson , Linda Falk
Grace Fehr , Janie Fehr , Margaret Fehr , Heather Francis , Esther Fransen , Shelley Friesen
Max Friesen , Ingrid Friesen , Monica Friesen , Vera Froese , Veronica Frost , Monique Gauthier
Tabitha Gervais , Pat Gibson , Lindsay Guenther , Rosemarie Haggerty , Jill Halstead
Denise Hartry , Gail Hartry , Crystal Henderson , Janis Henderson , Judy Hiebert
Carol Hildebrand , Erika Hildebrand , Laura Hildebrand , Sherry Hildebrand , Tiina Hildebrand
Anne Hoeppner , Linda Hoeppner , Christine Hoeschen , Shannon Holenski , Barbara Holliston
Carol Holmes , Glenda Holod , Laraine Hunt , Ruth Isaac , Elaine Ivey , Pam Jackson
Thelma Jamieson , Carol Jones , Rebecca Kehler , Linda Kirk , Sherry Klassen , Brenda Klassen
Marlene Kroeker , Dianne Lambert , Lynda Lambert-MacLean , Amy-Jean MacLean
Lenore Laverty , Sandra Lawrence , Jan Leishman , Audrey Loewen , Debra Loewen
Edith Lovatt , Donna Lumgair , Lee Lumgair , Linda Marek , Laura Matychuk
Myrna Mayor , Doris Maynard , Kathryn Menzies , Mary Miller , Susan Nelson
Kathryn Newsom , Lynda Oakes , Nancy Penner , Gloria Penner , Suzanne C. Powell
Monique Rampton , Deanne Reichert , Linda Reimer , Dawn Rigaux
Kathy Ritchie , Agnew Roch , Elli Roehm , Betty Sager , Oddney Sager , Betty Sawatzky
Carole Schofield , Lynda Schroeder , Mary Schroeder , Glenda Schwarz , Shauna Sheldon
Shirl Shore , Ivadell Sigurdson , Marilyn Skubovius , Doreen Smith , Karen Street
Tami Thiessen , Marleen Thompson , Carol Toews , Carol Unger , Grace Warkentin
Linda Warkentin , Karla Warkentin , Dawn Watkins , Pamela Weiss , Barbara Westfall
Valerie White , Avaline Widmer , Annemarie Wiebe , Merley Wiebe , Jodie Wilkinson
Lori Willcocks , Ellen Williams , Arlene Wiwchar , Karen Wowk
Jeanette Zacharias , Lisa Zaretzky , Valerie Zwarich
(List updated Dec 21/2015)
Patricia Esler Elsie Isaac Alice Krahn Carol Wood Brenda Bergen
Mildred Nichol Sigurveig Lambert Amy Doskoch Ruth Mitchell Esther Friesen
Muriel Derksen Helen Falk Peggy Krause
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. Maya Angelou