How to make a Because I Love Winnipeg video

Making a video in support of United Way Winnipeg is easy!

Thank you for wanting to be part of the Because I Love Winnipeg video series. Sharing your own video with your social networks is powerful proof that you love this community and want to make it a better place.

Videos are easy to make! They’re short, simple, shot on your phone, and shared on your social media. Here’s a step-by-step guide.

Handy information

Our social media
Our hashtag

#unitedwaywinnipeg

Release date

Please post videos starting September 5, 2018.

Step 1: Decide what you’re going to say.

Your reason for giving to United Way Winnipeg: “I’m [YOUR NAME] and Because I Love Winnipeg [YOUR REASON.] I give to United Way.”

For example, “I’m Jen and because I Love Winnipeg, I want to help kids living in poverty. I give to United Way.”

Or

How you benefitted from United Way Winnipeg programs: “Because You Love Winnipeg, I can [SOMETHING THAT UNITED WAY WINNIPEG HAS MADE POSSIBLE] Thank you for giving to United Way.”

For example, “Because You Love Winnipeg, I can access a family resource centre. Thank you for giving to United Way.” 

Tip: Only 1 message per video, and always include United Way Winnipeg.

Step 2: Find a quiet, interesting-looking spot.

Tip: Face the light source, rather than having the light source behind you.
Tip: Hold the camera at arm’s length at eye level, or slightly above. Another option is having another person hold the camera or use a tripod.
Tip: Hold the camera steady.
Tip: Look at the lens, make eye contact with the camera, and smile.

Step 3: Record your video.

Use the video camera on your phone.

Hit record, wait one second, then begin.

Step 4: Post your video to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Be sure to like or follow United Way Winnipeg and tag us in the description of your video.

Share your video to your network on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Tip: Make as many videos as you have reason to support United Way Winnipeg.
Tip: Space out your posting of multiple videos over time. If you’re making 5 videos, post one each week for 5 weeks, rather than 5 videos in 5 days.

Sample Because I Love Winnipeg statements

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want to end childhood poverty in our city. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want to give every child a chance. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want to help families out of poverty. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want mental health supports to be there for our youth. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want women in our city to have a safe place to turn. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want to end poverty in our city. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want kids to have safe places to turn. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I don’t want anyone in our city to be homeless. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want to help my neighbours. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want all families to get the support they need. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want everyone to feel included in our community. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want a network of support for everyone who needs it. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want every kid to have a safe place to go after school. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want 100% of my donations to go directly to programs in our community. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want kids to have after-school programs. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, my legacy is this community. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I believe the best way to address issues in our community is to come together. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want to help kids, families and neighbourhoods in our city. I give to United Way.

Because I Love Winnipeg, I want to help the one in four kids living in poverty. I give to United Way.

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