Our photograph that was featured in the Kingston Whig Standard last year for our Salvation Army fundraiser, out next one is this Saturday and we hope to surpass the donation of $2800 we made last year, see you there Saturday!
Tallack donations top $100,000 mark
Hanshi Ken Tallack, Kyle Cochrane, and Melanie Loxton of Ken Tallack’s Martial Arts, present Elizabeth Kim, Christmas Hamper and sponsorship co-ordinator for the Salvation Army, with $2,863. The money was raised by martial arts students as part of Ken Tallack’s Martial Arts Fundraiser for Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Campaign. (Steph Crosier/The Whig-Standard)
For the past 20 years, Ken Tallack, instructors and students at Tallack Martial Arts have supported the hamper campaign. This past weekend, students continued their giving ways by collecting pledges for the campaign as they participated in the 500 technique challenge. They were joined by students from the Queen’s University Recreational Karate Club, who completed a 5,000 technique challenge. More than $2,800 was raised by the effort, bringing the total to more than $100,000 over two decades.
We thank Ken and all of his students for the support and genorosity over the years that has helped see thousands of local people enjoy a Christmas dinner with all the traimmings. Their efforts are appreciated and help make a difference in our community.
The 2015 Jerome Taylor Memorial/Whig-Standard Christmas Hamper Fund aims to raise $145,000 to provide meals for 3,200 local households during the holidays. The campaign is off to a good start. We thank all of our supporters whose contributions help make brighten up the holidays for many people in the area.
Sponsoring a family
People can lend their support through a financial donation, volunteering and even sponsoring a family. Family sponsorships allow donors to purchase items for the hamper and deliver them to families in our area. This helps offset the amount of purchasing and delivering hampers, which costs between $85 and $110 per household.
To sponsor a family, please contact Liz Kim at 613-548-4411, ext. 38, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Donate
Make your cheque payable to: The Salvation Army Hamper Fund
Drop off or mail donation to: The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Fund, 342 Patrick St., Kingston, ON K7K 6R6
Acknowledgement: We will publish your name in our column. Please indicate if you wish to remain anonymous.
Tax Receipt: A tax receipt will be issued for any amount over $10.
Questions: Contact Bonita McCourt at 613-548-4411, ext. 21, or email email@example.com.
Susan Faris and Daniel Napier: $100
John and Maureen Cumberland: $50
Frances Day: $100
Howard and Connstance Edwards: $100
Graham and Barbara Gilmour: $150
In memory of Peggy O’Neill: $30 In memory of Lesley, Brian and Bob: $30
Margaret Ann Irvine: $100
Gyles and Lois Johnston: $30
Susan Kennedy: $100
Daniel and Lillian Lalonde: $30
In memory of George and Elma Lurngston: $100
Allan and Sylvia MacKenzie: $100
Mary Millar: $150
Jean Monahan: $50
David & Ruth Pattenden: $100
In memory of Emmet (Bill) McRae: $250
Lois Shepherd: $100
Virginia Wakeford: $60
Marion Aishford: $25
Rick Cairns and Elizabeth Dougan: $100
Allan English and Gina Gushue: $200
Douglas and Barbara Arniel: $50
Martha & Nicholas Bala: $500
Catherine and Beatrice Corbett: $50
In memory of Dr. David Cow: $100
Robert and Barbara Erb: $50
Glen Lawrence Golf Club: $200
S. Rayner & Associates Ltd.: $100
Robert and Wanda Jamieson: $100
In memory of John William Harwood: $100
In memory of Dr. Michael King: $100
Max, Liza and Reg: $500
Dave and Kim MacDonald: $100
Joyce Shaw: $40
William Smith: $25
Keith Speck and Catherine Beres: $100
Alan and Jackie Thomson: $300
Peter and Anne Trousdale: $500
Glenn Tuttle: $250
Henry and Joyce Verstappen: $100
Grace Yung: $100
In memory of my sisters Christine Hemsworth and Pauline Haberle: $100
Beverley and Lynn Bell: $100
Bernard and Patricia Breen: $100
Anonymous First CRC of Kingston Benevolent Fund: $250
M. Denyse Walker-Hand: $100
James and Colleen Kelly: $100
Jim and Lynn Macintyre: $100
John & Patricia Murray: $75
Edwina and Gordon Shepherd: $100
In memory of Riley Demerchant: $100
Tallack Martial Arts: $2923.50