by Melissa  Ottenhof

Frank Hoffman and his team at Canadian Tire Kemptville would like to thank the community for their generous donations to The Kemptville Salvation Army. The Spirit of Giving held on November 12, 2022 at Kemptville Canadian Tire was a great success. Over $2,600 was raised between raffles, the kettle program and donations from staff. The team of volunteers collected more than 300 toys and 1,300 pounds of food. “When the employees from Beking’s egg farm showed up with a 5 ton cargo van for us to fill, I was worried we wouldn’t fill a quarter of it. By 2pm the truck was full! I have never been prouder to belong to such a giving community,” said Sam Harris, one of the main organizers of the event. “I couldn’t be happier with the results of the fundraiser for the Salvation Army. The Spirit of Giving started out as a small idea and quickly grew into an amazing event. I was blown away by the support shown by the community and can’t thank Frank and volunteers enough for all the help. Without their help the event wouldn’t have been the success it was.” 

Thank you to the OPP, the North Grenville Fire Department, the Kemptville 73’s, Grahame’s Bakery, Bekings Eggs, B&H, Jonsson’s Independent, Food Basics, Fat Les’s Chip Stand, Elsa, The Grinch, Spiderman and Santa. Your help and donations for the event contributed greatly to the success. Thank you to 97.5 Moose FM for spending the day broadcasting and raising awareness for the event. Special thanks to all those who volunteered their time organizing and running the event. Frank Hoffman said he is “so proud to have so many employees who care about our community and volunteered their time for this very special event! We support many groups in North Grenville and helping our local Salvation Army at this time of year made a lot of sense.” 



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