Xmas Baskets

Kiwanis Christmas Food Hampers 2018

With funding from our Watch-it, Shred-it Day, the Club will prepare and delivered over 600 food hampers to over 185 families.

The project is made possible with the help of: Algoma Orchards, CapitalDrone.com, Costco Canada, Dole Food Canada, Erb Group of Companies, Hendry Warren LLP, Omega Advanced Technologies Inc., Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa-Carleton Mortgage Inc., Shred-it, The Boys Give Back, The Ray Otten Group.

The Club is accepting donations on line to help this year with more hampers.

Here are some photos from the Saturday of loading up the last of the hampers, and getting them ready for pick up by 65 volunteers for delivery.

Kiwanis Christmas Food Hampers

With funding from our Watch-it, Shred-it Day, the Club will prepare and delivered over 600 food hampers to over 185 families.

The project is made possible with the help of: Algoma Orchards, CapitalDrone.com, Costco Canada, Dole Food Canada, Erb Group of Companies, Hendry Warren LLP, Omega Advanced Technologies Inc., Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa-Carleton Mortgage Inc., Shred-it, The Boys Give Back, The Ray Otten Group.

The Club is still accepting donations on line to help next year with more hampers.

Here are some photos from the 2017 version of loading up the last of the hampers, and getting them ready for pick up by 65 volunteers for delivery.

2017 Watch-it Shred-it Day

Dispose of your personal records securely and support Kiwanis programs, too!

Bring your old tax files and other personal records for this one-day fundraising event. Watch as Shred-it technicians destroy your documents at their mobile unit. Cost to you is only $8 per box.  You can bring a bankers box (approximately 12"x12"x15") or any box that you can carry, and if you want they'll even give you back the box.

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017  from 9:00 to 14:00.

Where: Hampton Park Plaza, at the intersection of Carling and Kirkwood just off the Queensway (1405 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z.  Just look for the big Shred-it trucks and drive into the parking lot. Volunteers will direct you where to drive.

Kiwanis Christmas Food Hampers

You can help feed a family of 4 for a week, for only $75. 

Each year the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa begins with a Watch-it Shred-it day to raise funds, and the target is to provide food to 180 families in the Ottawa area. You can help with an online donation and get a tax receipt for your donation.

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100% of the funds will go to our Christmas Food Basket program.  All donations must be received by December 15th to provide time for us to arrange the baskets. 

The project is made possible with the help of: Algoma Orchards, CapitalDrone.com, Costco Canada, Dole Food Canada, Erb Group of Companies, Hendry Warren LLP, Omega Advanced Technologies Inc., Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa-Carleton Mortgage Inc., Shred-it, The Boys Give Back, The Ray Otten Group, and The Loaves and Fishes Fund.

Kiwanis Christmas Food Hampers

With funding from our Watch-it, Shred-it Day, the Club prepared and delivered over 600 food hampers to over 185 families.

The project is made possible with the help of: Algoma Orchards, CapitalDrone.com, Costco Canada, Dole Food Canada, Erb Group of Companies, Hendry Warren LLP, Omega Advanced Technologies Inc., Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa-Carleton Mortgage Inc., Shred-it, The Boys Give Back, The Ray Otten Group.

The Club is still accepting donations on line to help next year with more hampers.

Watch-it, Shred-it Day

The 2015 version of the event went well with support from Shred-it as hundreds of boxes of personal records were shredded at Hampton Park Plaza.

Proceeds of about $3,500 will benefit the Kiwanis Christmas Food Basket Program for families. Contributions can be made directly to the Christmas Basket program online, and this year we hope to do more than the 210 families that we did in 2015.

Xmas Hamper Project

On Saturday, Dec. 20th, Kiwanis members, their family and friends delivered Xmas baskets to 175 families, and Costco delivered to another 35 families.  The preparation of the boxes and the bulk of the packing was done by Ian Hendry and his dynamo staff at Hendry Warren over 3 nights. Many members and their family and friends helped with the packing and loading on Saturday.  The coordination of the drivers went very smoothly, and thank you to everyone who delivered the food to the families.  

The project was started this year with the Watch-it, Shred-it Day which raised almost $10,000. The fund raising event is supported by Shred-it and FreeEmergencyContactCard.com.

With donations from Costco and other donors, $23,990 was raised to cover the cost of the food making this program self-supporting. 

In addition, Costco donated 95 turkeys, Dole supplied 2700 lbs of foodand Canada Bread who donated 800 loaves of bread, making the food value much higher than $23,990. The pickup and delivery of the food was made possible through the loan of a truck from The Ray Otten Group.

To the ‘Committee without a Chair’ – Bill Gosewitz, Ian Hendry, Neil McDonald, Ian Peddie and Dave Trigger – you guys must be tired now but very proud of another successful event!  Thank you for leading a great project!! 

President Gary Flockton.