Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 02/13/2013 8:57 AM | Comments: 0
Winnipeggers and Manitobans are swimming upstream – at a snail’s pace, mind you - when it comes to charitable donations.
Some 228,480 people in the province made charitable donations in 2011, up 0.1 per cent from the previous year, according to just-released figures from Statistics Canada. That’s in contrast to a 0.6 per cent decline across Canada.
The good news is those who are getting out their chequebooks are giving more than they used to. The median donation by generous Manitobans was $370. That generates a total of $382 million, an increase of 0.9 per cent. The increase across the country is even more pronounced at 2.6 per cent. The median Canadian donation is $260.
The number of Winnipeggers making charitable donations in 2011 didn’t move from 148,900 in 2010. Their median donation was $360 but they gave a total of nearly $249 million.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Follow NHL trades on today's deadline
What's missing is action
Odds are, U of T prof knows the answer
Pollution documentary attracts huge interest in China
Buffett declines to clarify plan to eventually replace him
NASA spacecraft nearing its second stop - dwarf planet Ceres
Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle
'Once in a lifetime' Canada Games come to a close
Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins
The Nasdaq composite index, then and now
Video reports conflict in probe of Putin critic's slaying
Kerry, Russian FM meet in Geneva as Ukraine tensions simmer
Saudi diplomat taken by al-Qaida in Yemen free after 3 years
UN rights office: Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000