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Toys for Tickets

First Name Ed
Last Name Berney
E-mail berneyblvd@shaw.ca
Club Name Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain
District # 5
Number of Members 11-25
Community Size Medium-sized community (20,000-100,000)
Community Type Rural
Project Name Toys for Tickets
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 The Town of Stony Plain with their peace officers presented an opportunity for any person with a parking or bylaw ticket to pay the ticket with a toy or gift card (value over $25, receipt must be attached) The program was a huge success as boxes of toys were donated, many by people who didn't even have a ticket. All donations went to our Kinsmen Christmas Hampers.
Service Hours 1-20
Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members? Yes
If you answered yes to the question above, please explain: We had many people ask us about Kin and what we did. We were interviewed for radio and newspaper and had good social media coverage.
How was this project promoted in your community? Town Reader Boards, Radio, newspaper, social media
What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved? No challenges, the town ran the whole program. We just had to pick up the donations in a timely manner.
What was the approximate budget for this project? No cost (ex. KINdness project, time only)
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? Zero expense
Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community? This was a great partnership, driven by the town and the peace officers.