What’s the best way to help your favourite charity and their not-so-favourite website? Nominate them as Canada’s Worst Charity Website (CWCW)!
Returning for a second year, CWCW offers registered charities from across the country a chance to win $20,000 of web design and development from rtraction, a London, Ontario-based digital agency.
For the majority of charities, who survive thanks to the passion of volunteers, it’s an opportunity to access services they might not be able to normally. Last year’s winner, a food bank and family resource centre in Stratford, Ontario called the House of Blessing (www.shob.org), is a perfect example.
“We’ve wanted to change our website for some time but lacked the resources,” confirmed Executive Director Theresa McMurray.
Fortunately, a volunteer heard about CWCW and submitted House of Blessing’s site.
But no charity has a monopoly on great volunteers. According to Statistics Canada, 13.3 million Canadians donated a staggering 2.1 billion hours to Canada`s 85,000-plus charities as of 2010 – the equivalent of 1.1 million full-time jobs!
Ultimately, Canada’s Worst Charity Website is all about engaging supporters and communities while building a critical mass of awareness for deserving organizations.
“It’s an honour to have an opportunity to create a community resource informing people about the issues surrounding poverty and hunger,” concluded McMurray.
Visit WorstCharityWebsite.ca between noon, February 12 and noon, March 12 to submit a nomination. Judges will select the Top 12 and final voting will run from noon, March 19 until noon, April 2. The winner will be announced later in the day on April 2.