This Giving Tuesday, on November 29, the DASCH Foundation will be raising funds to support DASCH’s Recreation Program! The Recreation Program organizes exciting and inclusive activities for the people we support. The program is not only lots of fun, it also supports the physical health, social life, mental health, and self-esteem of the people DASCH supports!

Your donation today will help continue and improve DASCH’s Recreation Program – a program that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of the people we support!

In the spirit of giving back, when you donate $50 or more, you’ll be entered to win $50 gift cards each to Salisbury House, Boston Pizza, and Calabria Market and Fine Wines for a total value of $150!

When you donate $150 or more you’ll be entered to win four tickets and four pre-game sideline passes to a 2023 Winnipeg Blue Bombers game!

With a gift of…

$25you could sponsor an activity night like bingo, art, or a sports game party!

Activity nights create opportunities for the people we support to build and strengthen relationships with their friends by bonding over shared interests.

$50you could help purchase a Manitoba Parks Pass for nature walks, beach days, and picnics.

A parks pass would mean DASCH’s Recreational Counsellors could diversify their events and the people we support would have the opportunity to get out of the city, meet people, unwind in nature, and learn about Manitoba’s ecosystem – improving their mental health, reducing stress, and boosting self-esteem!

$100  – you could help purchase sporting equipment and yard games like bocce balls, yoga mats, and badminton sets.

Outdoor games mean fresh air, good fun while getting active, and fostering friendships with some friendly competition! Having a variety of games on hand ensures there’s a game for different interests and strengths so everyone feels included.

$500you could sponsor a large event like the Spring Carnival, Summer BBQ, or Valentine’s Day Social!

Throughout the year the Recreation Counsellors organize a handful of larger and highly anticipated events. The Carnival and BBQ are fan favourites, and the team is hoping to plan a Valentine’s Day Social open to people DASCH supports and their friends in the upcoming year to bring some extra fun and dancing to soothe the winter blues! These events are talked about all year long and with your gift, you’d help ensure we can keep them running every year and plan new and exciting events!

Two people roasting marshmellows around the fire
Person using a wheelchair dancing with their friends
Tie-dying in the park

Every little bit helps and we are so grateful for your support. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of people living with intellectual disabilities, their families, and support networks!

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