donation – The North Grenville Times http://www.ngtimes.ca The Voice of North Grenville Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:09:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Stuffies support Rideau Hill http://www.ngtimes.ca/stuffies-support-rideau-hill/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/stuffies-support-rideau-hill/#respond Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:16:39 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=11959 by Barbara Rousseau Rideau Hill Camp is blessed to have so many supporting friends of all ages. One of our frequent campers decided to utilize her collection of “stuffies” as a way to support RHC and recognize how much it means to her each summer. On a Sunday morning at St. John’s United Church, Kemptville, […]

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Rideau Hill Camp is blessed to have so many supporting friends of all ages. One of our frequent campers decided to utilize her collection of “stuffies” as a way to support RHC and recognize how much it means to her each summer. On a Sunday morning at St. John’s United Church, Kemptville, Justine Stroud displayed her over 100 “stuffie” collection and accepted offers for new homes with a donation to Rideau Hill Camp. The end result was a full week’s camper sponsorship this summer at RHC. We are so thankful for Justine’s generosity towards her other campers and look forward to seeing her again this summer.

Rideau Hill Camp – Celebrating 70 Years of providing fun filled camping along the Rideau River. 613-258-4526 or rideauhillcamp.com

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Kindling fundraiser donation to Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville http://www.ngtimes.ca/kindling-fundraiser-donation-childrens-mental-health-leeds-grenville/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/kindling-fundraiser-donation-childrens-mental-health-leeds-grenville/#respond Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:57:46 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=11196 A local fundraising effort celebrated a milestone on Friday with a $500 donation to Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville (CMHLG). Kindling for Kids was started by retired OPP Sergeant, Craig McCormick, last November, in an effort to raise money and awareness for children’s mental health. The bags of Crackle Pop Kindling, which are […]

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A local fundraising effort celebrated a milestone on Friday with a $500 donation to Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville (CMHLG). Kindling for Kids was started by retired OPP Sergeant, Craig McCormick, last November, in an effort to raise money and awareness for children’s mental health. The bags of Crackle Pop Kindling, which are available at many local gas stations and stores in Kemptville and the surrounding area, sell for five dollars each, with the majority of the proceeds going towards the initiatives of CMHLG. In just three months, just over 500 Kindling for Kids bags were sold.

“We would like to thank Craig for his donation,” says Stephen Elliott, Vice-Chair of CMHLG. “It will help provide transportation for clients and resources to help support what the agency does.” He says they are also thankful for the awareness that the initiative brings to the need to support the mental health of children and youth.

Craig says he is thankful for everyone in the community who sold or bought bags of kindling and helped Kindling for Kids reach this milestone. Stinson’s gas station in Kemptville has been a particularly good point of sale and Craig says they deserve recognition for their community caring philosophy. “It’s a very good cause,” says Carrie Richard, the manager of Stinson’s. “Children’s mental health is very important.”

Although the donation is something to celebrate, Craig says he has no intent of stopping now. There are mental health wellness services that offer amazing programs in this area. However, these programs require money, and government funding is often not enough for them to reach their full potential. Donating to organizations like CMHLG is being part of the solution; making sure the services are available and accessible for those that need it.

Craig would like to encourage anyone who uses kindling on a regular basis to pick up a bag of Crackle Pop Kindling and support children’s mental health services in their area. He also challenges every store owner, group, or club to come up with their own ways of fundraising for the cause. If you are not in the market for kindling, Craig says donations can also be made through him to CMHLG.

“Collectively we need to realize that mental health issues are present and real,” Craig says. “It is an awesome pro-active choice to be part of the solution in helping people that need services.”

The businesses who are currently offering Kindling for Kids are: Stinsons (Kemptville), Ultramar (Kemptville), Rooney Feeds ltd. (South Gower Park), Shelley’s Kitchen (Heckston), Pioneer Nursery (Kemptville), Albert’s Meat Shop (Kemptville), RB Heating (Kemptville), The Heat Source (Kemptville), Pure Lotus Wellness Centre (Kemptville), Food Market (Merrickville), Greenham’s General Store (North Augusta), Wings Bait and Tackle (Lyndhurst), Manotick Bait and Tackle, That Hunting Store (Richmond), Bait Casters (Carleton Place), Mike Deans Super Food Stores (Chesterville), MacEwen Petroleum/Bayview Convenience (Johnstown) and The Village Pantry (Spencerville).

If you are a business who would like to participate contact Crackle Pop Kindling at 613-277-1106.

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Oxford Thrift Shoppe makes its first donation of the year to KYC http://www.ngtimes.ca/oxford-thrift-shoppe-makes-first-donation-year-kyc/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/oxford-thrift-shoppe-makes-first-donation-year-kyc/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:36:25 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10962 The Oxford Thrift Shoppe made their first donation of the year to the Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) last Friday evening. The Shoppe, which was closed from March to December, 2017 for renovations, is now back in business. The renovations were needed to comply with the zoning regulations for a commercial/residential property. All but a few […]

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The Oxford Thrift Shoppe made their first donation of the year to the Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) last Friday evening. The Shoppe, which was closed from March to December, 2017 for renovations, is now back in business. The renovations were needed to comply with the zoning regulations for a commercial/residential property. All but a few of the major projects in the renovation were completed by the owners, Piero and Debbie Presutti. “That’s why it took us so long to finish,” they said. “We did it all by the book, which means we had to read the book and then do the work!”

From the beginning, their charter has been to donate 20 per cent of gross sales every quarter to KYC. However, they decided to start 2018 off with a bang and donate a $350 cheque to the Centre, which represents roughly half of their gross sales since Christmas. “To have a youth centre in a community like this is amazing,” Piero said on Friday at the cheque presentation. “It’s nice to be back in business.”

KYC Director, Pat Henderson, says they are very grateful for the support of the Oxford Thrift Shoppe. “Being able to pair up with a community business is great,” he says. “It’s nice for the kids to see the community backing them.”

The Oxford Thrift Shoppe is open Thursday through Sunday and sells a wide variety of clothing, accessories, collectible glass, china, ceramics and more. Donations are always needed and can be dropped off at the store at 2057 Highway 43, or in the donation bin at the back of KYC.

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A great way to celebrate a birthday http://www.ngtimes.ca/great-way-celebrate-birthday/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/great-way-celebrate-birthday/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:24:55 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10959 submitted by the House of Lazarus To give is better than to receive. Cynthia Tupper, a Winchester resident, celebrated her 12th birthday on January 27. The invitation to her party read: ‘Please no presents. Instead, Cynthia is collecting food for the House of Lazarus.’ The donation of over 100 food items – totalling 122 pounds, […]

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To give is better than to receive. Cynthia Tupper, a Winchester resident, celebrated her 12th birthday on January 27. The invitation to her party read: ‘Please no presents. Instead, Cynthia is collecting food for the House of Lazarus.’ The donation of over 100 food items – totalling 122 pounds, and $70 in cash and gift cards was delivered to the House of Lazarus (HOL) on February 6.

When asked why she gave up birthday gifts to collect food items for the HOL, Cynthia replied simply: “Because it’s a nice thing to do.” Four of Cynthia’s friends attended the birthday party, held at a bowling alley.

“This is the first time Cynthia has personally donated to the food bank,” noted Heather Tupper, Cynthia’s mother. “Cynthia met Kim Merkley, HOL client services coordinator, through the Dundas Youth Centre youth group. She has visited the House of Lazarus in the past and helped out in the community gardens. She learned about how many cans each family gets when they visit the food bank and I think that was a big eye-opener for her.”

“Cynthia is an amazing kid for doing this,” said Kim. “Her support means a lot to us and I can’t thank her enough.”

The HOL Food Bank currently serves over 100 local families each month. Approximately 40% of food bank clients are children and 10% are seniors. For more information about the HOL, visit www.houseoflazarus.com or call 613-989-3830. You can also check out the HOL on Facebook.

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Giant Tiger Kemptville donates $2,000 to the Salvation Army Kemptville http://www.ngtimes.ca/giant-tiger-kemptville-donates-2000-salvation-army-kemptville/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/giant-tiger-kemptville-donates-2000-salvation-army-kemptville/#respond Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:22:33 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10303 Helping local families one donation at a time Giant Tiger Kemptville announced its commitment to fighting hunger with a $2,000 gift card donation to Salvation Army Kemptville Client Choice Food Pantry. “The holiday season is a particularly busy time of year for the food bank. At Giant Tiger we are committed to making a difference in […]

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Helping local families one donation at a time

Giant Tiger Kemptville announced its commitment to fighting hunger with a $2,000 gift card donation to Salvation Army Kemptville Client Choice Food Pantry.

“The holiday season is a particularly busy time of year for the food bank. At Giant Tiger we are committed to making a difference in our communities ensuring that families in need get the support and necessities they require,” says store owner Rick Kingsley. “We are proud of the partnership we have with our local food bank.”

According to Food Banks Canada, 13 per cent of Canadians live in a state of food uncertainty, which means they do not have dependable access to adequate amounts of safe, nutritious food. Each month, over 850,000 people turn to food banks for help; more than one-third are children and youth.

This donation is part of a $35,000 commitment made by Giant Tiger Stores to food banks in various communities across Canada.

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Merrickville Fire Fighters Association donation to Lions Club http://www.ngtimes.ca/merrickville-fire-fighters-association-donation-lions-club/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/merrickville-fire-fighters-association-donation-lions-club/#respond Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:07:41 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10357 On Tuesday, December 12, the Merrickville Fire Fighters Association presented the Merrickville Lions Club with a cheque for $1,213, money collected through the Boot Drive at Christmas in Merrickville. The Fire Fighters Association would like to than everyone who donated cash or a toy.

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On Tuesday, December 12, the Merrickville Fire Fighters Association presented the Merrickville Lions Club with a cheque for $1,213, money collected through the Boot Drive at Christmas in Merrickville. The Fire Fighters Association would like to than everyone who donated cash or a toy.

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A big Rotary Thank You http://www.ngtimes.ca/big-rotary-thank/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/big-rotary-thank/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:50:58 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=9896 A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated items for our food drive to help make this a holiday season for all to enjoy. Our Charles Dickens-themed float in the Santa Claus Parade quickly filled up with donations from parade route spectators, as we passed out treats for the children. Despite the chilly weather, the […]

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A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated items for our food drive to help make this a holiday season for all to enjoy. Our Charles Dickens-themed float in the Santa Claus Parade quickly filled up with donations from parade route spectators, as we passed out treats for the children. Despite the chilly weather, the parade was a success and, as an added bonus for our club, our float placed second!

Rotarians have been out in the community selling the popular 2018 Cash Calendar, which are available for $20 each. A portion of each sale goes towards Rotary support of, and participation in, local programs. Draws are held on every day of the year, with winning amounts ranging from $20 to $1,000. You, too, could be a lucky winner – multiple times! Recently, Marla and Stewart of Kemptville won $1,000 and were congratulated at a Rotary meeting.

Kemptville Rotary is on an all-out drive to strengthen the club and recruit new members. A new brochure inviting you to “Be a part of it!” has been printed and can be found on display stands at local venues, as well as from individual members. Rotary is open to men and women of all ages, and is a wonderful way to make new friends and to be positive force in your community.

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Hearts for the House of Lazarus http://www.ngtimes.ca/hearts-house-lazarus/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/hearts-house-lazarus/#respond Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:56:55 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=8853 Brewed Awakenings in Kemptville has heart-shaped cookies available by donation throughout the month of October and all funds generated will go to the House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain. The HOL Food Bank currently serves over 100 local families per month and nearly 20 per cent of food bank clients live in North Grenville. The […]

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Brewed Awakenings in Kemptville has heart-shaped cookies available by donation throughout the month of October and all funds generated will go to the House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain. The HOL Food Bank currently serves over 100 local families per month and nearly 20 per cent of food bank clients live in North Grenville. The HOL outreach programs, such as starting over kits for fire victims/Naomi Resource Centre clients and youth food programs (supporting Kemptville Youth Centre and Dundas Youth Centre), touch an additional 1,200 people annually. Hurry in to Brewed Awakenings for your heart-shaped cookie today! Pictured, Brewed Awakenings owner Kika Smith and HOL operations manager Jennifer Tenbult.

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They’ve arrived – and we can’t thank our donors enough! http://www.ngtimes.ca/theyve-arrived-cant-thank-donors-enough/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/theyve-arrived-cant-thank-donors-enough/#respond Thu, 07 Sep 2017 19:14:24 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=8165 August 31 was an exciting day at Winchester District Memorial Hospital, as a big truck rolled up to deliver ten new Automated Dispensing Cabinets – or ADCs. “This delivery was a direct result of the generous spirit of our local communities,” noted Kristen Casselman, the Foundation’s Managing Director. “The Foundation originally set out to fundraise […]

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August 31 was an exciting day at Winchester District Memorial Hospital, as a big truck rolled up to deliver ten new Automated Dispensing Cabinets – or ADCs.

“This delivery was a direct result of the generous spirit of our local communities,” noted Kristen Casselman, the Foundation’s Managing Director. “The Foundation originally set out to fundraise for five ADC units and a pill packager, but our donors stepped up once again. Because of that, we were able to fund the second phase of the project much sooner than anticipated, funding all 10 ADC units and the pill packager.”

The new ADCs, and accompanying pill packager, ensure the right drug or drugs are dispensed to the right patient at the right time. They are like a vending machine that dispenses pre-packaged medication. Only one medication drawer can be unlocked at a time – both when stocking the machine and when a nurse is getting a patient’s medication. This simplifies the process and increases patient safety.

WDMH staff are now working on a detailed implementation and training plan. The new machines are expected to be up and running by next spring. Thank you to everyone who gave to the Foundation’s General Equipment Fund in support of the ADC project.

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Kemptville Lions Club Donation http://www.ngtimes.ca/kemptville-lions-club-donation/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/kemptville-lions-club-donation/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:49:17 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=7949 The Kemptville Lions Club presented a cheque for $1,000 to Joanne Mavis, Executive Director of the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation on August 23 as part of their continuing support of the community.

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The Kemptville Lions Club presented a cheque for $1,000 to Joanne Mavis, Executive Director of the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation on August 23 as part of their continuing support of the community.

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