Kinsmen continue tradition of giving

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Kinsmen continue tradition of giving
Cornwall Kinsmen Club President Shane Eitzen presented Hospice Manager Angela Labelle with the $500 cheque. Also shown are Kinsmen life members Neil Benjamin and J.M. Lemoeligou, Carefor Hospice Director of Communications, Trevor Eggleton, and life member Rick Shaver. (Photo : submitted photo)

The Cornwall Kinsmen Club donated $500 to Carefor Hospice at the recent Run for Hospice, where Kinsmen prepared a barbecue for participants.

Since 1933, the organization 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. The club has identified seven 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 the club and charitable donations are determined. Groups may still submit requests during the year for consideration; the application form is available on the club’s web site

The Kinsmen Club thanks all community supporters that make these donations possible — TV Bingo players and merchants, participants at events such as Kinsmen Farmers’ Market and Pizza Party and other fundraising events.

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