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.
- We are pleased to announce the 2022/2023 donation of $5,000 to Centre 105 Drop-In Day Program, of the Anglican Church on Second Street.
- They offer a hot breakfast, a hot drink, as well as a safe place to socialize!
“Our Centre 105 team is so thankful to the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall, for this generous donation, which will be used to support our breakfast program,” said Taylor Seguin, Executive Director of Centre 105, “As we all know, food is more expensive than ever. This will go a long way in providing nutritious meals, with quality ingredients, from local suppliers. The team at the Kinsmen Club has always shown 105 tremendous support, since the drop-in started. The Kinsmen Club understands that to help the most vulnerable individuals in our community, we need to work together, as a team. Thank you.”
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.