Christmas Gesture 2017 CLOSED

Christmas Gesture applications are no longer being accepted as of November 17, 2017.  Be sure to check back next year as it always opens in early October and closes the 3rd Friday of November!

We had 600 Early Bird applicants, CONGRATS to the Winners of this years  Draw!

2018 DEADLINES:

Early bird – Oct 31/18

Final deadline – Nov 16/18

Application Deadline is always the third Friday in November of each year.

EARLY BIRD DRAW WINNERS 2017

Congrats to the winners of the early bird draw as listed below in order from 1st – 7th place.  The draw was conducted at a special meeting of the Trustees on November 17, 2017 at 5pm.  The process was anonymous as applicants were identified by a numbered list and numbers were drawn to choose winners.  Trustees present were; Austin Henry, Megan Huff, Kristen Hendrick, and Monty McGahey II as well as council members.

1st     Christopher Young   $300
2nd   Patricia Burch            $200
3rd    Laurel Henry              $150
4th    Lana McGahey           $100
5th    Carol Morrison          $100
6th    Kristopher Deleary   $100
7th    Leona Grosbeck         $100

BACKGROUND

The Goodwill Gesture began as a Land Claim Trust initiative. In 2006, the Clench Fraud Trust joined the Xmas Household Giveaway initiative and shared the costs with the Land Claim Trust.  Since 2007, the Clench Fraud Trust has taken on the giveaway as the sole funder.  Giveaways are a traditional means used by the Anishinaabek to share resources amongst nation members.  This is an opportunity for the Clench Fraud Trust to continue these traditions as per section 6.7 h.