The Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin Clubs of Canada invited Hannah Taylor from the Ladybug Foundation to make a presentation at our 2005 National Convention in St. John’s Newfoundland on August 17th, 2005.

The Ladybug Foundation spreads awareness and raises funds to assist charitable organizations which provide food, shelter and other needs of the homeless and near homeless in Canada, without judgement, so they can find dignity, security, hope and refuge.

After her presentation, individual members of our organization from all across Canada donated over $1900.00 to the Ladybug Foundation over the following three days of the convention.

In addition, several of the delegates in attendance made donations on behalf of their home clubs. The Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg encouraged this by promising to match all the funds raised at the convention, up to $5,000.

The final donations were as follows:

$ 1,448.00 (Individual Donations Day 1)
$ 500.00 (Kinette Club of Dryden, ON)
$ 466.89 (Individual Donations Day 3)
$ 500.00 (Edmonton Kinsmen)
$ 500.00 (Red Deer Kinsmen)
$ 500.00 (Edmonton Kinettes)
$ 300.00 (Fort Edmonton Kin Club)
$ 300.00 (Estherhazy Kin Club)
$ 300.00 (Kitchener-Waterloo Kin Club)
$ 575.00 (Calgary Kinsmen from Convention Fines)
$ 5,389.89 Sub-Total
$ 5,000.00 Winnipeg Kinsmen
$10,389.89 Grand Total

Thanks to all the individuals and clubs that made this impromptu fundraiser such a huge success!

For more information about the Ladybug Foundation, click on the website link above to visit their website.