Every year, the local Jumpstart chapter has to raise funds between May and June for the entire year. The vision of Jumpstart is simple: Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfill their dreams. That means that local chapters provide funds that allow kids to take part in activities and sports which would otherwise be beyond their family’s budgets. They also provide grants to KYC and many other groups that provide active play. Canadian Tire Corporation is Jumpstart’s biggest supporter as it funds all the general administrative expenses of Jumpstart, which means 100% of customer donations go directly to help kids in need.
This is why, every year, Frank Hoffman, of Kemptville’s Canadian Tire, can be found promoting Jumpstart, providing space and facilities for the annual Jumpstart BBQ and auction. Not only that, but every dollar raised through the fundraising events in May and June is matched by Canadian Tire.
This year saw some wonderful folks raise funds for the local Chapter of Jumpstart and the final week saw donations reach $8,600. Young people like Amanda Leang, who raised $1,144, and the Grade 5 and 6 students at Malborough Public School, all were part of this wonderful year of giving, youth helping youth.
The Jumpstart Chapter thanks all 2019 donors:
TD Bank, Kemptville; The Kemptville Legion; Grades 5 and 6 at Marlborough Public School; Knight of Columbus; Royal Lepage Team Realty; Kemptville Youth Centre; Precision Cheer and Dance; and CTC.