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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.

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 securely shred your documents in their mobile shredding trucks.

Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hampton Park Plaza, at the intersection of Carling and Kirkwood just of the Queensway

COST: $8.00 per box (up to 1 cu.ft.), maximum 5 boxes per person

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Ottawa Kiwanis Donation to the Ottawa Food Bank

It’s heartening to see communities coming together to support the many who are still recovering from #ottstorm.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is proud to support the efforts through a $7,660 donation to the Ottawa Food Bank and wishes all affected a swift recovery.

#afterthestorm #ONStorm

Donations can be made online here ->

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.

CHEO Donations from Mac's and Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has great partnership for the Kiwanis TV Bingo with Mac's Milk who are the exclusive sales agent for the weekly bingo cards.

As a thank you for the help from Mac's, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa made a $15,000 donation to the CHEO Foundation on behalf of Mac's, who kindly matched the donation with their own $15,000. Here are some photos of the donations made at Mac's store at Metcalfe and Gloucester in Ottawa.

Christmas Luncheon for Seniors

The Club has been running a Christmas luncheon for seniors going back to meals at the Kiwanian Alex Dayton Centre for more than 30 years. This year's dinner at the Good Companions included a turkey meal and a visit from Santa Claus.

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.

Push For A Change Comes to Ottawa

Kiwanis supports PUSH FOR CHANGE  

Joe Roberts, a former homeless youth, formed The Push for Change initiative to raise awareness to END youth homelessness. On May 1, 2016, Joe Roberts started his journey to push a shopping cart from St-Johns, NFL to Vancouver, BC, and will be stopping at over 300 secondary schools and participating in over 200 community engagements to share his very powerful story. 

You can donate to The Push for Change through the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

In support of Joe’s undertaking The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has organized two Push for Change community events on September 27, 2016 while Joe Roberts is in Ottawa as part of his national 9,000 km trek.  The objective is to gather as many students and young members of the community to hear Joe Roberts speak in order to raise awareness to end youth homelessness.

GET INVOLVED – SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:

September 26th

  • Join Joe as he walks from Orleans to Parliament Hill – you can join on Rideau Street at 12:00 noon along with the Kiwanis Club of Orleans and Ottawa, Ottawa Intercity Ministries and Circle K groups who will join Joe for the last push to the hill.

September 27th:

  • Attend the rally organized by Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and Kiwanis Circle K at the Student Commons Area in the E Building at Algonquin College located at 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON,  from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
  • Attend the City Hall Community BBQ and Presentation – Arranged by the Alliance to End Homelessness/Youth Services Bureau – 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Anytime

  • Visit the Push for Change and make a donation, take the bare foot challenge, plan an event. 

Note:  Kiwanis Club of Ottawa in partnership with the Catholic Public School Board has also organized a presentation by Joe Roberts for students at Immaculata High School. Students from other schools will be bussed to Immaculata for this event.  This event is not open to the public, however if you have children or know children that have been given the opportunity to participate in this event, please encourage them to do so.

Push For Change on Parliament Hill

After sleeping out with sKreamers and a walk in from Orleans with the Kiwanis Club of Orleans, The Push for Change with Joe Roberts and Marie MacDonald were on Parliament Hill as they push a shopping cart across Canada to draw attention to the problem of youth homelessness.