TaKin’ your Food to the Bank - 2014
“TaKin’ your Food to the Bank”
Saturday February 22, 2014
Please help out the Food Bank during your regular Shopping trip on Saturday.
At Canada Safeway’s Westhills, Crowfoot and Shawnessy stores.
Some Members of the Kinsmen Club of Calgary, the Calgary Kinettes, the Kinsmen Club of Stampede City and the Stampede City Kinettes will be on hand to help the Cashiers and YOU by getting your donations of Safeway food hampers and CASH donation into the Food Bank Trucks.
The Kinsmen Club of Calgary wants to be absolutely sure your food donations get to the Calgary Food Bank. On Saturday February 22 the club is aiming to fill Interfaith Food Bank trucks with your non-perishable food items at Canada Safeway’s Westhills, Crowfoot and Shawnessy stores.
This Food Bank drive occurs during Kinsmen and Kinettes Week, marking 90 years of Kin Clubs in Calgary and 94 years of Kin Clubs throughout Canada. The event takes place outside the main Christmas fundraising season in order to raise awareness that Food Bank clients need help throughout the year.
“The Kinsmen Club of Calgary has teamed up with Canada Safeway to make this event happen. This reflects the great spirit of cooperation that exists within the Calgary community” says event co-chair Andrew Sick.
Co-chair Mark Jenning added, “Following a successful drive this year, we aim to expand the event next year to locations in all four quadrants of the city”.
Further information about this event can be found by calling Mark at (403) 969-9781 or Andrew at (403) 890-9416.
Calgarians - Kinsmen - Food Bank Drive history
2013 - Dollar Equivalent of Approx $20,000
2012 - Dollar Equivalent of Over $18,000
2011 - Dollar Equivalent of $20,800
2010 - Dollar Equivalent of $22,500
About the Kinsmen Club of Calgary
The Kinsmen Club of Calgary is a group of active community volunteers. Our club members work together to promote service to the community, fellowship and national pride. The Kinsmen Club of Calgary is proud to be part of Kin Canada, the largest all-Canadian service organization.
Our largest fundraising event is the Kinsmen Wheels Lottery, which takes place each year at the Calgary Stampede. The sale of lottery tickets requires thousands of volunteer hours from members of our club, other Kin clubs and community groups. Fundraising events also include the Mile of Dimes, which is part of the Stampede Parade, and our annual KinForeKids Golf Tournament.
The total dollar value of the proceeds contributed to the community in the past 10 years exceeds $2.8 million. The funds raised have allowed us to start and maintain many projects over the years. The Kinsmen Club of Calgary was a founding partner of Easter Seals Camp Horizon, a residential camp facility for children and adults suffering from various illnesses or disabilities.
Our club regularly donates to and volunteers with other organizations such as the Calgary Learning Centre, Enviros Wilderness School, the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Hull Child & Family Services and the Calgary Zoo. We also support the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which is Kin Canada's official national service project.
Further information about the Kinsmen Club of Calgary can be found on our website at: www.kinsmenclubofcalgary.com