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Ottawa's Snowsuit Fund launches first ever Snow Angel Challenge for February

The funds donated through the campaign will toward needed snowsuits for local children in need.
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Raising money for the Snowsuit Foundation in its 40th year will be as as easy as making a snow angel.

This year, the Snowsuit Fund is announcing its first-ever Snow Angel Challenge, held from February 1 to 28. Donations made through the campaign will go toward needed snowsuits.

The fund invites individuals, schools, community groups and workplaces to create snow angels, gather and submit donations, share images and videos to win prizes over the whole month February.

All this to help make sure every child in Ottawa is dressed warmly to play outdoors during winter.

“Anyone can ‘Be a Snow Angel’ — socializing may be limited but individuals and teams that take up the challenge can get outside, connect online and stay safe,” Sahada All, event co-chair, said in a statement.

“We know Ottawa is an incredibly generous city and this is an easy and fund way to raise money for Ottawa children,” Jon Stewart, fellow co-chair — added.

For schools, classmates, teachers and staff can come together for the fundraising event. Prizes for participation and spirit include art projects led by artist and honorary Snow Angel chair Katerina Mertikas.

Workplaces, too, are encouraged to get in on the fun. Individuals and teams who register and who choose to gather donations qualify for fundraising rewards.

Everyone who raises a minimum of $20 will get a limited-edition Snowsuit Fund toque. Additional prizes for high achieving fundraisers include pizzas, gift cards and other experiences courtesy of sponsors like Canadian Tire, Giant Tiger and Gabriel Pizza.

Community organizations like Ottawa Police Services, Ottawa Boys & Girls Club, Ottawa Festivals and Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, are among others who have also thrown their halos into the ring.

Whether you’re participating solo or as a group, everyone is encouraged to share their pictures or videos online on your favourite social media platform and challenge friends to do the same.

Just make sure to tag The Snowsuit Fun and use the hashtag #SnowAngelChallenge.

Prizes will be awarded for most outrageous, highest engagement and most challenges issued.

People can also register to donate on behalf of a registered participant directly at this link, or by texting SNOW to 45678 to donate $25.

Registration is open right until February 28. Click here for more details. 

The Snowsuit Fund purchases and distribute more than 16,000 snowsuits to low-income children 15 years and younger. Its mission is to make sure that vulnerable kids in the city can have warm snowsuits for when cold winter temperatures roll around.

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