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 $ 15,000 to the SD&G United Way falls under the relief of poverty thrust of our strategy. Generally, this includes organizations that demonstrate that their programs and services assist those who are: in financial need; distressed or suffering as a result of their financial circumstances; or experiencing economic disadvantage.
This donation to the Last Resort Program will support the SD&G United Way to keep people in their homes by providing hydro, utility or rent arrears, to house people by providing first and last month’s rent and to acknowledge and respond to special needs that may arise.
SD&G United Way has a mission to improve lives and build community. Their vision is to respond to the community’s needs through progressive, evolving and informative actions. Their values provide the philosophical foundation for all that they do, collectively and individually, with their agencies, donors, staff, volunteers, and the community.
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.