Thursday, March 01, 2007

Kinsmen Club of Brantford - Services Provided


Our clubs undertake a wide variety of local fundraising and service projects. Our motto "Serving the Community's Greatest Need" means that each club determines how it will raise funds and how those funds will be spent in its community. We encourage the autonomy of our clubs so that as many decisions as possible are made by our members at the club level. Kinsmen and Kinettes' national fundraising project involves supporting the work of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF).
Our Association was recently honored by the CCFF for having contributed more than $30 million to CF research and treatment since 1964. We are also active coast-to-coast promoting a variety of national pride initiatives designed to give Canadians the opportunity to demonstrate that they are proud of their country.
For example, Kinsmen and Kinettes annually spearhead "Raise-the-Flag!" Day, a patriotic event encouraging Canadians everywhere to raise and fly the Canadian flag. This annual national event takes place in hundreds of communities the Saturday preceding the Victoria Day weekend. The Association maintains a National Disaster Fund to assist in the event of emergencies in Canadian communities. In 1949 the Association set up a Cancer Scholarship Fund to help train doctors in treating this dreaded disease. The Hal Rogers Endowment Fund, renamed the Kinsmen & Kinette Bursary in 1999, awards $1,000.00 bursaries each year to students who are registered in a post-secondary program. This was established to assist young people in higher education. For more info on bursaries - see below.


Last year, our clubs contributed more than $21.6 million to Canadian communities, to say nothing of the countless hours spent planning and carrying out their many fundraising and service projects. None of the money raised in the community is used to fund our national Association. The national headquarters and its programs and services are financed through our members' annual dues along with some revenue from such sources as our internal sales division. All the money raised in a community stays in that community. To the best of our knowledge, our members raise more money per member than any other service club in the world. Last year, our members donated more than $1 million to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, making Kinsmen and Kinettes the largest single fundraising organization for CF research in the world.
Funding Requests

The Kinsmen Clubs of Brantford serve the community's greatest needs. We are service clubs with emphasis on service. If you have a project in mind that would enhance our community, or know of someone that needs assistance with medical equipment, support for educational or athletic endeavours, please let us know. We will look at all requests and reply to all enquiries.
Brantford Kinsmen Club has provided many essential services to City of Brantford, Brant County & it's Residents, these have and do currently include.

●Brantford Church Hockey League ●Brantford Minor Soccer League
●Brier Basketball League ●Brantford 1877 - 1977 "Remember"(book)
●Honour Roll for Brant Country(book) ●Elmer The Safety Elephant Program
●John Noble Home ●Apnea Monitors for baby breathing difficulties
●Brantford Canada Day Parade ●Adult Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Persons
●Brantford Branch of the Canadian Red Cross ●St. Joseph's Hospital
●Seniors Bus Trip - Simcoe for christmas lights ●Children's Aid Society of Brantford
●Nova Vita ●Brantford Youth Council
●City of Brantford Parks & Recreation Center Summer Camp for Needy Children
●various programs for the Physically Challenged ●Sanderson Center for Performng Arts
●Assumption College ●Brantford Dufferin Players Theatre

Just to name a few.

Kin Canada Bursaries

Is a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund, which provides financial help for those seeking higher learning. "In memory of the Association's founder, who passed away in September 1994 at the age of 95, Kin Canada established the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund, the purpose of which is to promote, encourage and sponsor educational programs and activities. Kin Canada Bursaries, a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund, provides financial assistance to eligible persons in their quest for higher learning."

If you like more information on our Services.
We would be happy to answer your questions,
Call:(519)754-0169 or visit our website at:

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