|Kinsmen Club of Yorkton
|Number of Members
|Small community (less than 20,000)
|Type of Project (check all that apply)
|Toy or Coat Drive, Hamper Program, Adopt-a-Family
|If other, please describe
|Was this project a fundraiser?
|Description of project
|Gift of Giving
Club goes into local Canadian Tire one evening during holiday season. We purchase $1500 of gift cards (150 x $10)
The preloaded cards are handed out to shoppers and they are asked to use the $10 towards purchasing a gift for a child at Christmas. All toys are collected that evening and donated to the local Salvation Army.
|Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members?
|If you answered yes to the question above, please explain:
|How was this project promoted in your community?
|Online, Local Canadian Tire store
|What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved?
|Getting public to understand that the cards are free and loaded with money to use towards a gift for less fortunate
|What was the approximate budget for this project?
|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)?
|What were the expenses for this project?
|Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community?
|Great way to involve public. Rather than writing cheque for $1500 to Salvation Army. Spend $1500 at Canadian Tire and collect near $2500 in toys as many people use the $10 towards often a gift of $15-$25