Kinsmen Club of Cornwall 2023 Donation to support Community Gardens

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Kinsmen Club of Cornwall 2023 Donation to support Community Gardens
Pictured from left to right: Beth Helmer - Pioneer of Garden Program - Board member, Linda Rodgers - Community Health Worker, Robin McIntosh - Vice President Kinsmen Club of Cornwall (Photo : Kinsmen Club of Cornwall)

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.

Each year, a strategic planning process is undertaken to determine the levels of funding that would be allocated to each of these broad categories.  All community applications received are reviewed by members of the Cornwall Kinsmen Club and charitable donations are determined.  Groups may still submit requests during the year for consideration – application form is available on our web site

Today’s donation of $ 2,000 to the Seaway Valley Community Heath Centre falls under the community service thrust of our strategy.  Generally, this includes organizations that carry out charitable activities for the benefit of the whole community.

Seaway Valley Community Heath Centre provide a wide range of health and wellness service and programs to families and individuals who live in the communities they serve.  This specific funding will support the launch of their community gardens program which includes raised gardens, small planters and is geared to assist those most in need.

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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