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Lindsay Kinsmen Toy Drive

First Name Doug
Last Name Dent
E-mail dougdent58@hotmail.com
Club Name Kinsmen Club of Lindsay
District # 8
Number of Members 11-25
Community Size Medium-sized community (20,000-100,000)
Community Type Urban
Project Name Lindsay Kinsmen Toy Drive
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? No
Description of project In 1947, a need for toys was recognized in the community by the local Lindsay Kinsmen Club for children who may not otherwise experience the joy of receiving a toy at Christmas time
We collect & purchase toys for needy CHILDREN
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: We invite anyone in the community to participate & assist anyway they can.
How was this project promoted in your community? Radio, paper, internet, Facebook, twitter
What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved? Money to purchase toys is a big issue. Also, filling the toy barrels that we place in various locations in the community.
What was the approximate budget for this project? $10,000-$15,000
If the project was a fundraiser, what were the sources of revenue for this project? Althought not an official fund raiser, our Toy Mountain raises both funds & awareness.
NOTE: Value of project does not reflect toys donated
If this was a fundraiser, how much money was raised (minus expenses)? Not Applicable
What were the expenses for this project? As a result of years of looking for places to store toys & barrels we are now leasing an industrial warehouse. Purchase of toys is the next biggest expense. This year we spent about $ 6,000 on toys.
Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community? This involves the whole community & all of our club!