The Kemptville Knights of Columbus, council 5333, sincerely thank the community and local businesses for your support this past year, with financial and food item donations.
Christmas time is our busiest period of the year. In previous years, along with food hampers, we were able to provide gifts for children with the assistance of Holy Cross Parish, our local service clubs, schools, local businesses, and members of our community.
This year, with the pandemic, we had to change our game plan. Since food hampers require the help of many people for both preparation and delivery, we wanted to avoid close quarter gatherings, so we provided food vouchers from B & H and gift cards from Jonsson’s Independent.
We thank the students and staff of St. Michael’s High School, Holy Cross Elementary school, O’Farrell Financial Services, McGahey Insurance, Grenville Mutual Insurance, and all the other business and individual donors who helped us achieve our goal.
In lieu of gifts this year, each child received a gift card. This was made possible with the assistance of Rotary, Kinsmen, NGCSC, OPSEU (union), Brenda Coucheir and Serge Lacroix, the business community, and private donors.
We also thank Jonsson’s Independent and Walmart for allowing us to hold food drives on their premises in early December. The generosity of the community was overwhelming and greatly appreciated. This allowed us to replenish our food bank for much needed food staples to carry us into January – February.
We also thank Anytime Fitness for food and cash donations, as well as Royal Lepage for their donations.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to our foodbank and the other local charities we support, can do so by visiting: https://www.ocf-fco.ca/k-of-c-5333-fund/
Tax receipts will be issued for all donations through this site. Our foodbank is available to anyone in need within North Grenville. The principal contact is David Habberjam, 613.258.3683
The work we do can only be done with the generous assistance from our community.
Once again thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity.
We wish you a Blessed 2021.
Sincerely, Knights of Columbus Council 5333, Kemptville