Winnipeg Whiteout party monies to be divided among nine charities
The Winnipeg Jets Whiteout parties raised more than $162,500 for charity, and nine local groups will see a part of the funding as a result.
True North Sports and Entertainment made the announcement Thursday and said they focused on groups that were focused on reducing addictions, homelessness and addressing mental health.
The money raised from the three parties were donated to the United Way to distribute. The United Way said the following groups will receive a portion of the funds:
- Main Street Project
- Bruce Oake Foundation
- North Point Douglas Women’s Centre
- End Homelessness Winnipeg
- Siloam Mission
- House of Peace
- Spence Neighbourhood Community Renewal Corporation
- Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
- Eagle Urban Transition Centre
The groups will get their money by May 18 and they have to report back to the United Way on how the money made an impact in their programs.
This year, TNSE introduced a $5 ticket fee to enter the Whiteout parties in an effort to control crowds. In addition 1,500 free tickets were given to local groups to distribute to disadvantaged Winnipeggers who otherwise may not have been able to go.
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