There is nothing quite as satisfying as offering my time, talent and somewhat diminished treasure to assist charities and community groups.
Sure, it might be easier to just donate, but I like getting out there in the community, meeting new people and helping others. It is rewarding work.
One of the organizations that I belong to is the Knights of Columbus. The St. Paul's Council 11776 is a fantastic group of men that spend a lot of time and effort participating in community programs like Kids Eat Smart, sports programs, we operate a food bank and provide a lot of money to groups in the community, the province, the country and internationally.
Our four core principal's are - charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.
For the past few years we have held a vehicle lottery. Every year this lottery has been a successful fundraiser which enables us to continue assisting others. Examples of the type of projects that we have In past years we have donated to organizations like the Community Food Sharing Association. The St. Paul's Council provided the association with a new van for deliveries and a new fork lift for their warehouse. This is proof of our commitment to community as a whole.
This year the lottery is for a 2012 Camero. The vehicle has been on display at the Avalon Mall. The fundraiser has been a spectacular success. The draw is on June 30th and we have sold nearly every ticket. In fact, there is a scramble on today to fill the demand for the remaining tickets.
Last evening we had a set back. Some unscrupulous person took a nail or a key to the Camero on display, scathing the full length of the car on one side. I wonder why people do such destructive and mean things. It is an easy repair, but very disillusioning. We will now be spending money repainting a brand new vehicle that could have been directed to the many charities we support. What a shame!
Many sincere thanks to all who
supported this effort by buying and selling tickets.
If you are looking for something to do to fill your time and to give back to the community, drop me a line. We would love to have you on-board.