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Cuts for Christmas

First Name Alanna
Last Name Cannell
E-mail alannaca@telus.net
Club Name Kinette club of Edmonton
District # 4
Number of Members 41-60
Community Size Large community or metropolis (100,000+)
Community Type Urban
Project Name Cuts for Christmas
Type of Project (check all that apply) Other
If other, please describe Partner with a school for Christmas
Was this project a fundraiser? No
Description of project For the grade 5 & 6 kids at the inner city elementary school we partner with a hair salon as well as many other businesses to provide hair cuts, professional photo, pizza, cupcake, & treats.

For all 300 kids in the school we partner with a store to get 300 pairs of PJ's, hats, mitts at a cost of $10 per kid & will provide these to the kids along with a book, toy, goodie bag, toothbrushes & toothpaste, stuffed animal. We used to also do a silent auction to fund the project however found trying to do it all from when school starts in September to December was to much so have spread the fundraising out for the project & joined it with other events. The kids truly love this. Some have never had a new clothing items they have only ever had hand me downs & the pjs are the best some won't open the present & take home for Christmas some unwrap the gift then wrap it back up so they have something under the tree.
Service Hours 100+
Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members? Yes
If you answered yes to the question above, please explain: When I was approaching businesses to donate items they were so impressed with the project they joined the club.
How was this project promoted in your community? Some years it has been in the media we have posters in partnering businesses etc.
What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved? When we did the silent auction to raise funds during the time of the event it was a strain on our members. We are now combining fundraising so we can just focus on the project
What was the approximate budget for this project? $15,000+
If the project was a fundraiser, what were the sources of revenue for this project?
If this was a fundraiser, how much money was raised (minus expenses)? Not Applicable
What were the expenses for this project? pjs, hats, mitts, toys
Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community?