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Over $19K raised at 2019 Great WinSport Cookie Exchange in Calgary

In 2018, the first year the cookie exchange was held, cookies were sold out within an hour. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

The 2019 Great Winsport Cookie Exchange was a huge success, raising more than $19,000 for a Calgary Christmas charity.

Over 50 chefs participated in the second-annual bake sale on Tuesday, donating hundreds of holiday cookies for Calgarians to buy.

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Cookies cost $20 for a box of 13, with proceeds raised going to Global Calgary’s fourth annual Morning of Giving in support of The Magic of Christmas.

In 2018, the first year the event was held, cookies were sold out within an hour.

This year, the event almost sold out again – but there were a few cookies leftover once the sale was completed. All of the leftover cookies were donated to the Calgary Drop-In Centre.

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Learn more about The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas is a non-profit charity founded in 1983. The organization works with the City of Calgary social services and the Calgary Police Service to make sure Santa doesn’t miss anyone who needs a special visit during the holidays.

The charity, which runs entirely on donations, uses Calgary Transit buses to deliver donations across the city on Christmas Eve.

Visit Global Calgary for the 2019 Morning of Giving

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, we will be broadcasting Global News Morning Calgary live from the parking lot of our northeast studios at 222 23 Street N.E. from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. as we collect new and unwrapped donations for The Magic of Christmas.

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The charity will then deliver the donations to local homes and hospitals on Christmas Eve.

Those who stop by Global Calgary on Dec. 11 to donate will be able to keep warm at a fire pit or inside a Calgary Transit bus and enjoy live music and entertainment.