As a not-for-profit service organization, Kin Canada is exposed to many stories of human compassion and service. We are lucky to be constant witness to stories of friendship and generosity that come from within our organization and from those we have the pleasure of partnering with or simply existing alongside.
And when the holiday season is approaching, food security is one of the issues that’s squarely on our minds.
We recently had the pleasure of welcoming the Executive Director of the Barrie Food Bank into our midst to talk about the overwhelming shift seen within the organization in the last few years. He shared with us inspiring stories of a food bank client turned millionaire donor and a complete turnaround in community engagement that has resulted in a 50 per cent boon to the organization’s donations.
So what can we learn from this growth? Here are five shared values that have driven much of what we do here at Kin Canada as well as helped the Barrie Food Bank become one of the most lauded and engaged with charities in its community.
Donating blood can be a straightforward, effective way to make an immediate and measurable impact within your community. But it’s not always the easiest thing to commit to.
We get it.
It can be an intimidating process for a lot of people, largely because you don’t know what to expect and, you know, you’re giving blood. That’s not always an easy thing to visualize.
Two members of Kin Canada HQ recently went to donate blood in support of our partnership with Canadian Blood Services, and wanted to share what they learned in the hopes that we could help alleviate some nerves of people interested in giving back.
By: Chas. E. Sherwood, Editor
The following article was published in the September 1st, 1926 edition of Kin Magazine, Vol. 4 No. 1.
Harold Allen Rogers was a Canadian, born in London, Ontario, on January the third, eighteen ninety-nine. His parents, Charles F. and Mrs. Rogers, were also Canadian born, the children of Devonshire families. Harold attended school in London. After passing through public and technical schools he took a course at the Westervelt Business College at London. Following this he entered the service of the Home Bank of Thorndale.