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Milk for Britain

Milk for Birtain - Thank You Canada

Kin Wartime - First National Project (1941-48)

World War II

The call was heard and answered by extraordinary Canadians.

Responding to a radio appeal for milk for British children, founder Hal Rogers rallied Kin members across Canada to raise funds for the purchase of powdered milk. The goal for the first year was to raise enough money to purchase one million quarts; within nine months, Kinsmen and Kinettes supplied more than three million quarts!

By the end of the Milk for Britain campaign, the Kin family raised close to $3 million and sent 50 million quarts of milk to Britain. Rogers was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1948 to recognize his efforts as the Chairman of Kinsmen's Milk for Britain wartime project.

The wartime effort helped found 41 new Kinsmen clubs and the formation of a new women’s branch of the organization, Kinettes.

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Milk for Britain Campaign. In order to preserve, celebrate and educate, we set out to invest in a short documentary. To tell this story properly, we needed the commitment and support from our Clubs across Canada. Once the Milk for Britain documentary is created, teachers will have the opportunity to consider it for their curriculum plan.

New Documentary Launch August 2016

Once again, members and clubs came together, this time to ensure such an impactful and inspirational piece of history is documented. Each donation contributed to reaching this goal, and we truly appreciate the generosity and dedication of everyone who not only made a financial contribution, but also spread awareness of and advocated for the Campaign.

If you would like more information or have any questions, visit our  contact Nadyne Esson at 800-742-5546 ext. 204 or nesson@kincanada.ca.