The Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg, and Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo, have committed to spending up to $100,000 on merchandise with a retail company. These funds will be used to match funds spent by the public of up to $100,000. The hope is to raise the full $200,000 to serve the greatest needs of Manitoba?s communities.

The purpose of this project is to fulfill the needs of a number of larger Manitoba organizations. These may include The Ladybug Foundation (homeless shelters), Child and Family Services (CFS), The Manitoba Association of Women?s Shelters, and Winnipeg Harvest (food bank). The intention is to create separate gift registries for each of these organizations which they will then add items to based on the needs that they hope to fulfill. Items may be specified for the Christmas season or could be used to fill a year round need. Items could include such things as toys, clothing, books, and any other necessities that will help underprivileged children feel like kids again.

We will be advertising this project throughout the province of Manitoba, appealing to the public to purchase items on these registries. It is our hope that the general public will make purchases either in-store or through a website. At vital times throughout the year, our organization will be evaluating the purchases made by the general public and matching donations dollar for dollar in a way that best meets the needs of the organization in question. We are very excited about the potential that this project has. We hope that it will benefit the communities of Manitoba as much as we think it can.

If you know of an organization in your community that could benefit from such a program, please contact the Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo office at 204-233-6365