CORNWALL, Ontario – Since 1933, the Cornwall Kinsmen Club has raised funds through a range of activities and invested these funds in order to meet the Communities Greatest Needs. These needs change from year to year and thus we adjust the flow of funds accordingly. To assist us in our strategic process we have identified 7 broad categories:
- Relief of Poverty;
- Advancement of Education;
- Culture and the Arts;
- Health and Welfare;
- Enhancement of Youth;
- Enhancement of Public Safety and;
- Community Service.
Over the last year, a strategic planning process was undertaken internally to determine the levels of funding that would be allocated to each of these broad categories.
All community applications received were reviewed by members of the Cornwall Kinsmen Club and a budget for the year was established. Groups may still submit requests during the year for consideration – application form is available on our web site.
As part of our relief of poverty priority, we are pleased today to announce a donation to Centre 105 in the amount of $ 1,000 to assist in the operation of this valuable service.
Centre 105 serves Cornwall and area’s most vulnerable citizens by freely providing a nourishing breakfast and a comfortable gathering place to linger for morning coffee, read the newspaper, play cards, watch TV, and catch up with friends. Open until noon, there is even time to do some laundry or work on some crafts. These services have been adapted to meet the needs of clients during the current pandemic.
The Kinsmen Club wishes to thank all our community supporters that make these donations possible. TV Bingo players & merchants, participants at some of our events (Kinsmen Farmers Market, Pizza Party) and our other fundraising events.