Donation Requests

Posted by: Bothwell Cheese Team

Bothwell Cheese is committed to supporting communities locally and across Canada.
As you might expect, we receive numerous donation and sponsorship inquiries. And although we’d like to fulfill each and every one, it is simply not possible to manage the volume of requests. Instead, we have formed close partnerships with a handful of Canadian charitable organizations that share our core values and give back to the community. For this reason, we no longer accept unsolicited donation and charitable requests.


Winnipeg Harvest, a non-profit, community based organization that distributes food to nearly 400 food distribution agencies monthly, including food banks, soup kitchens, schools, daycares, and meal snack programs. Its goal is to collect and share surplus food with people who are hungry and to offer training opportunities to help people step up and out of poverty. Winnipeg Harvest’s ultimate goal: eliminate the need for food banks in the community.


  • Dairy Farmers of Manitoba donate raw milk to Winnipeg Harvest, to be designated for children in Manitoba.
  • As one of the charitable processors in this chain of giving, Bothwell Cheese turns the raw milk into cheese.
  • As of December 31, 2016, Bothwell Cheese has donated 225,146 lbs (102,124 kgs) of cheese to Winnipeg Harvest with an estimated retail value of over $2.5 million.
  • Bothwell Cheese delivers on average, once per month to Winnipeg Harvest.
  • Bothwell Cheese is given to families in need via Winnipeg Harvest– at no cost – through food banks (113 in Winnipeg, 67 in rural).
  • Nearly 43% of Winnipeg Harvest’s monthly clients are children.
  • One unit of cheese is given per family with children, and one unit per pregnant/nursing moms.
  • There is never any leftover Bothwell Cheese at Winnipeg Harvest!

Visit Our Whey of Life blog for additional information regarding our ongoing commitment to Winnipeg Harvest.

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  • Tara Green says:

    To whom it may concern,

    For over 20 years, CARSTAR has supported the fight against cystic fibrosis. This June, we are celebrating Shine Month, with CARSTAR locations across North America committed to raising $400,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The annual soaps it up car wash fundraiser is one of CARSTAR’S largest initiatives and is now in its 16th year.
    This year, CARSTAR Manitoba is holding out soaps it up car wash fundraiser on Saturday, June 8th 2019. We would be thankful for any amount of support to help us organize a successful fundraising event. We are located at 1310 St James Street in Winnipeg.
    We will be have a silent auction to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis as this years goal is $3,500.
    If you would be willing to donate a silent auction prize, it would be very much appreciated!

    Any question please do not hesitate to contact me at (204) 475-7193 during the weekday, or (204)206-0072 during the evenings and weekends 

  • Maia Mozes says:

    Dear Festival Friend,

    The Winnipeg Folk Festival’s annual fundraiser is shifting this year to an online auction in support of its community programs. We are grateful for your support in the past and we would like to invite you to participate once again this year as a prize donor. We are looking to auction off a variety of different prizes and packages, and will be actively promoting the donations and donors through our social media channels, website and e-newsletters. The auction will be held online for one week, running from November 15th to November 22nd, 2019.

    This is your opportunity to support, promote and enhance the community outreach programs offered at the festival and throughout the year. Your donation for the silent auction allows these programs and outcomes to continue:

    -Offering low income families, the experiences that attending the festival for a day provides

    -Sharing the gift of music with free concerts year-round at a variety of venues like the Cube Stage and the Millennium Library

    -Providing advanced training for youth and new Canadians as they discover the spirit of volunteering through the Apprentice and Newcomer programs at the festival

    -Teaching thousands of children the value of music and artistic expression at the festival’s Family Area

    If you would like more information on the auction or on the community programs that it will support please contact the Winnipeg Folk Festival offices or Maia Mozes at or 204-594-9331.

    Maia Mozes
    Development Assistant