Kinsmen and Baxtrom’s YIG support Agape Centre

Provided by the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall
Kinsmen and Baxtrom’s YIG support Agape Centre
Pictured from left-to-right are: John Baxtrom(Owner-Your Independant Grocer) Lisa Duprau (Agape Centre- Executive Director) Darryl Adams (Kinsmen President). Submitted photo.

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 Community’s 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 Security 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.  Today’s donation falls under the relief of poverty thrust of our strategy.   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

Today we are pleased to announce the 2021/2022 Agape Centre donation of $2,500 as well as $1,000 for an outside fridge to help with local hunger. Poverty is a complex issue that is present in our community. Hunger lives here in our neighborhood, maybe even next door to you. Food poverty, the lack of access to nutritious and affordable food, exists here in Cornwall.

We partner with community organizations to address the issues of hunger and poverty, to improve access to food and to create awareness of the issues we have locally.

We are a community driven non-profit charity, powered by the generosity of donors, partners, volunteers and staff who share in our vision.

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.

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