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Christmas Cheer

First Name Lisa
Last Name Selinger
E-mail selingerml@sasktel.net
Club Name Humboldt & District Kinettes
District # 3
Number of Members 11-25
Community Size Small community (less than 20,000)
Community Type Rural
Project Name Christmas Cheer
Type of Project (check all that apply) Toy or Coat Drive, Hamper Program, Adopt-a-Family, Other
If other, please describe Gathering donations for food and toys for low income families for Christmas and putting together the hampers and distributing them.
Was this project a fundraiser? No
Description of project In 2006, the Kinettes took over the campaign. All the fixings for a Christmas meal are still included as well as a few extras. To help fund the program, the Kinettes began the Adopt a Family part of Christmas Cheer. This allows businesses or individuals to pay for a food hamper and buy gifts for the children of a specific family. The names of the families are kept confidential, but the sponsor is given the ages, genders and short wish lists of the children. The Kinettes order the food hampers, and add the toys and extras that the business has bought for the specified family. The Christmas of 2017, 50 hampers were given out to Humboldt and community!! It is an extremely rewarding and sometimes emotional experience knowing that it is really making a difference in someone’s life.
Service Hours 100+
Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members? No
If you answered yes to the question above, please explain:
How was this project promoted in your community? Through Facebook, the newspaper and the radio station.
What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved? The challenge we face year to year is funding and a place to hold it. We are always searching for a place to have it as we require at least 2000 sq ft of space. We always look for someone to give us the space rent free from November 10 to December 20. That is always the challenge.
What was the approximate budget for this project? $5,000-$10,000
If the project was a fundraiser, what were the sources of revenue for this project? Not a fundraiser
If this was a fundraiser, how much money was raised (minus expenses)? Not Applicable
What were the expenses for this project? REVENUE:
Total amount raised:
Paypal $2,197.20
Cash/Cheques $1,150.00
BHP, PCS, SKEnergy – $7,500.00
Total Income $10,847.20

Groceries $3,881.92
Supplies $124.28
Sundry $1,325.73
Advertise $302.40
Food $252.00
Miscellaneous/Gifts $1,196.19
Total Expenses $7,082.52
Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community? If any other club is interested in doing this, they can feel free to contact me directly and we would love to help them get set up! 306-231-3717