Checking out on checkout charity

Customers face making a quick decision and without enough information. Can grocers fix this process?

Checking out on checkout charityMost of us have been asked to donate to charity at the checkout counter, especially at a grocery store. A dollar here, two dollars there adds up. The practice started years ago but appears to be growing. It’s estimated that more $35 million is raised by simply asking Canadians to donate at the cash register.…

Local couple overwhelmed by conditions in Cuba

Ruth and Lloyd Griffith are now gathering medical supplies to send to the impoverished country

Local couple overwhelmed by conditions in CubaJoan Janzen for The Clarion Kindersley residents Ruth and Lloyd Griffith encountered a surprising sight while on vacation in Cuba in 2018. Ruth corresponds with a close friend who pastors in the city of Bauta in Cuba, who had suggested helping their clinic would be a great project to get involved in. When Ruth and…

KCS student to perform solo at Telemiracle

Chelsea Martin, 15, is scheduled to play her guitar and sing Folsom Prison Blues on March 3

KCS student to perform solo at TelemiracleKenneth Brown of The Clarion A Marengo area youth attending Kindersley Composite School (KCS) is about to take her musical talents to perform live during the annual Kinsmen Telemiracle. Chelsea Martin, 15, is scheduled to perform during the 24-hour Kinsmen Telemiracle on March 3 at 10:57 a.m. The young performer is playing and singing a…

Fine dining event supports Special Olympics

An annual fundraising evening offered fine food and entertainment served up by a local business and volunteers

Fine dining event supports Special Olympics  Kenneth Brown of The Clarion An annual evening of fine food and entertainment served up by a local business is helping to support the athletes involved with Special Olympics Kindersley. Each year the Kindersley branch of Hub International sponsors an evening of fine dining and proceeds from the event have gone to a different…

Future West Central Abilities facility will offer new opportunities

We do skills development, recreation and leisure, as well as vocational work: executive director Kim Edmunds

Future West Central Abilities facility will offer new opportunitiesJoan Janzen for The Clarion West Central Abilities has waited a long time for a new facility in Kindersley, but it looks like their new building will materialize in the near future, to be located at 122 1st Avenue West. “We’ve been in the planning stages for a long time. We’re hiring an architect to…

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign $5 million behind goal this year

The fundraising allows Army units in 400 communities help Canadians with the basic necessities of life

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign $5 million behind goal this yearThe Salvation Army is sounding the alarm bell. With only five days until Christmas, the Army’s annual Kettle Campaign is $5.3 million behind its $21-million fundraising goal for this year across Canada. “We rely heavily on our Kettle Campaign to fund our community and social service programs,” said Lt.-Col. John Murray, secretary for communications for…

Charitable giving as a share of income plunges in Canada

Who would have thought the Grinch was Canadian? Of the 15 least-generous jurisdictions in North America, 12 are in Canada

Charitable giving as a share of income plunges in CanadaThe amount of money Canadians donate to registered charities – as a share of their income – has plummeted 32.2 per cent since 2006, according to a new report released Thursday by the Fraser Institute, a public policy think-tank. “Canadians continue to donate less and less every year, which means charities face greater challenges to…

A different kind of Christmas list

Five-year-old Kinley Hildebrandt and her parents, Candis and Justin, are waiting to receive a call saying a liver donor has been found for Kinley

A different kind of Christmas listJoan Janzen for The Clarion Christmas is coming, and five-year-old Kinley Hildebrandt and her parents, Candis and Justin, and big brother Cohen would love nothing more than to receive a call saying a liver donor has been found for Kinley. It’s been four weeks since Kinley was placed on a waiting list for a liver transplant;…

Hamper program starts for Kindersley and area

Christmas charity accepting applications and donations

Hamper program starts for Kindersley and areaKenneth Brown of The Clarion A Christmas Hamper program within the greater Kindersley area is now accepting applications and donations to get prepared for the upcoming Christmas season. There have been changes made to the Christmas Hamper program for Kindersley and area. The Canadian Mental Health Association used to co-ordinate a regional hamper program in…

Club holds annual charity casino

Rotary Club of Kindersley event included supper, auctions, music and gaming

Club holds annual charity casinoKenneth Brown of The Clarion The giving, and gambling, spirit came early for a group of people attending an annual charity casino fundraiser held by the Rotary Club of Kindersley. The club’s Casino Night fundraiser took place on Nov. 24 at the Kindersley Inn. More than 100 people were on hand to enjoy an evening…

Event helps to support brain injury association

The Kindersley Royal Purple and Saskatchewan Royal Purple Association teamed up to present the Brain Blitz dinner and dance fundraiser

Event helps to support brain injury associationKenneth Brown of The Clarion A recent event has helped the Saskatchewan Royal Purple Association to fulfil part of its commitment to the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association. The Kindersley Royal Purple and Saskatchewan Royal Purple Association teamed up to present the Brain Blitz dinner and dance fundraiser on Nov. 17 at the Legion Hall in…

Kindersley’s Prairie West Growing Project hosts appreciation banquet

There are 27 growing projects in the province, and 15 churches and/or church-based organizations involved

Kindersley’s Prairie West Growing Project hosts appreciation banquet  Joan Janzen for The Clarion Kindersley’s Prairie West Growing Project (PWGP) hosted their annual banquet on Friday, Nov. 23, at the Elks Hall in Kindersley. The event was a show of appreciation for all those who have assisted in PWGP’s efforts to raise funds and awareness for the work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank…

Lions Club looks to grow in Kindersley

The club’s members are brainstorming recruitment strategies as they try to grow

Lions Club looks to grow in KindersleyKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley has a new Lions Club branch and the clubs current members are now serving the community and trying to grow the club to obtain its charter. There are several ways to support a community, and joining a service club or fraternal organization is one way to give back. Membership…

Keeping the local food bank running smoothly

An average of 70 hampers go out each month within the Kindersley and Eston regions

Keeping the local food bank running smoothlyJoan Janzen of The Clarion On Monday afternoon in the third week of November, volunteers Heather Medcoff and Lois Huber were hard at work assembling food hampers at the Kindersley and District Food Bank, preparing for the monthly distribution of hampers to follow. Leslie Omness and Audrey Heit were also helping. “We put food donations…
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