There are a variety of ways you or your organization can help us make a difference by making donations to worthy causes, such as our Disaster Relief Program.
March 2020 - Present
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Clubs were able to apply for assistance from the Disaster Relief Fund for local projects that were in jeopardy or for new projects addressing the specific needs of the local community that emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. $31,100 was provided to 15 Clubs across Canada to help with playgrounds, Christmas projects, lotteries, and technology to allow for adapting to online service.
Members and clubs of Kin Canada and the Kin Canada National Disaster Fund collectively donated $35,000 to wildfire relief efforts.
Working with the Fort McMurray public and Catholic school boards, Ft McMurray Kinsmen and Kinette Wildfire Relief Committee developed a gift card program to put the money back into local communities. The funds were split equally between Walmart, Sobeys and Save on Foods, with $50 and $100 gift cards purchased from each and presented to the school boards for distribution thereafter.
$10,000 for tornado relief
In late summer 2011, a F3 tornado touched down in Goderich, Ont. bringing winds of 300 km/hr that destroyed many homes and businesses. Kin Canada members acted quickly to volunteer in Goderich and donate to the Disaster Relief Fund.
Slave Lake Fire
In Spring 2011, a fire in Slave Lake, Alberta, devastated the town including the homes of three of our Kinette club members. Kin Canada members made donations to the National Disaster Fund or to the Kin Canada Foundation to help them recover from this disaster.
$52,900 for Haiti earthquake relief
The donation to the Canadian Red Cross included $42,900 raised by Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs and $10,000 from Kin Canada. In addition, the Canadian federal government matched the collective Kin Canada donation dollar for dollar.
$48,000 for tsunami relief in Southeast Asia
Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs made a $48,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross after a tsunami in the Indian Ocean ravaged 11 countries.
$73,000 to the Hay West Project
The Hay West project brought hay from Central and Eastern Canada to western farmers whose fields were suffering from drought conditions. Kinsmen and Kinettes in Alberta also assisted with a benefit concert to raise funds for, and increase awareness of, the plight of western Canadian farmers.
$50,000 and 30,000 lbs of beef for BC
Devastating fires ripped through British Columbia leaving many homeless or living in shelters. In less than a day, Kin pledged more than $50,000 and 30,000 pounds of beef to help feed firefighters and people living in temporary shelters.