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What to Expect When Giving Blood (and 8 Tips for a Stress-Free Donation)

Nov 15, 2016 Jennifer Martin

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.

Remembering Harold Rogers, Our Founder

Nov 09, 2016 Jennifer Martin

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.

Letters from Britain 5: Best Wishes

Jul 25, 2016 Sarah Welton

Missed the previous letters from Britian? Get caught up and then keep reading. 

Today's letters are also from the bulletin marked March 31st, 1943, making them over 73 years old. Many of the little kids who are being referenced in these letters would be in their 70's or 80's today. With how historic these letters are, it's amazing to still be able to read them and share them today. 

 

 

 

Letters from Britain 2: Grateful Matrons

Jul 04, 2016 Sarah Welton

It was very important during World War II for any communications from overseas to be shared in any way possible. Getting in touch with someone was not an instant process the way it is today. Kin knew that finding some way to share the letters they were receiving from Britain with Kinsmen and Kinettes across the country would go a long way towards providing motivation for the Milk for Britain campaign. 

So, the practice continues as we prepare for the launch of the new Milk for Britain documentary by sharing some of those same letters. If you missed the first part of Letters from Britain, you can read it here.

Letters from Britain 1: The Power of Milk

Jun 29, 2016 Sarah Welton

Here at Kin, we have so many archived letters that were sent over from places all over Britain during World War II as the Milk for Britain campaign was taking place. The organizers of the campaign took great care to share excerpts with all of the Kinsmen, to let them know that all of their efforts were having impacts on real people overseas. 

The Milk for Britain Story - Part 2: Partners and Innovation

Jun 24, 2016 Sarah Welton

As mentioned in the previous blog post, there is more to the Milk for Britain story – this is the continuation. If you haven’t yet done so, read Part 1: A Canadian Response.

The success of Kinsmen’s Milk-for-Britain project was in part due to the close relationship that developed with the Women’s Voluntary Services (WVS) of Britain, which distributed the milk in the United Kingdom. Kinsmen was the sole provider of milk throughout the war, according to WVS official Elsa Dunbar, C.B.E.