January brings a sense of renewal. Here at Kemptville & District Home Support, we are looking ahead to the exciting changes in health-care provision, and the continued growth of our programs and services.
Our ‘Comfort & Joy’ raffle was a great success with $753.33 being raised. The 1st prize was a $250 VIA Rail voucher donated by Far Horizons Inc., our local travel agent, and was won by Mike Kowlessar. The 2nd prize was a voucher for two to attend a performance at the NAC and Ellie Giles had the winning ticket. The 3rd prize of the ‘Comfort & Joy’ gift basket was claimed by Alice Holst. Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to those who donated the prizes, and to everyone who participated by buying raffle tickets. Many thanks as well to all of those who donated sweet & savoury offerings for the ‘Comfort & Joy’ bake sale, and to the shoppers who came by, over $1,500 was raised!
We are very grateful to have wonderful support from our local service clubs. Recently, we received a cheque from the Lions Club for $2,000, and this past week the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212 Kemptville presented us with a cheque for $2,500. Thank you! These are great partnerships in working together to serve the community.
Kemptville & District Home Support provides seniors’ community services as well as services for adults with physical disabilities. As many of you know, we have grown substantially over the past several years without additional base funding from the government, and we now have to raise over $76,000 a year. This growth is able to be maintained with the help of the community in the way of donations, help with fundraising, in-kind support and by our volunteers providing the services. We have raised $59,000 to date, leaving $17,000 to be raised by March 31st. To donate or to find out about our volunteer opportunities, please give us a call at 613-258-3203, stop by the Seniors’ Centre at 215 Sanders St., Suite 101 in Kemptville or visit our website at www.kdhsi.com.
Mark your calendars for our 4th Annual Big Band Dinner & Dance fundraiser on April 25th, 2020. Erick Le Pors, Dial A Chef, will be providing a delicious hot sit-down meal, with ‘The Jivewires’ providing music for us to dance to. There will also be a silent auction where ‘bidding’ is sure to be a lot of fun. There will be an Early Bird Draw, courtesy of Kemptville Retirement Living, for tickets that are purchased before March 6th, 2020. For more information please call us at 613-258-3203.
Kath Calvin, former President and CEO of United Nations Foundation, notes “Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference.”
Together we can make a difference in the lives of people here in our community.
Until next time
Susan Smith, Executive Director
Kemptville & District Home Support
215 Sanders St. Suite 101