KidStart needs your help this Giving Tuesday

  • Nov. 26, 2014 6:00 a.m.

With the holiday season gearing up, get ready to hear more about Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two days devoted to getting great shopping deals.

But have you heard about Giving Tuesday? For the second year in a row, Giving Tuesday is being recognized as a response to the mass consumerism surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

This year Giving Tuesday falls on Dec. 2 and The John Howard Society of North Island (JHSNI) is inviting you to help kids in your community by giving to JHSNI’s KidStart Mentoring Program.

KidStart is a volunteer-based mentoring program offered by The John Howard Society of North Island (JHSNI) in the Comox Valley and Campbell River. The program connects positive adult role models with children ages six-18 for three hours of recreational fun per week.

Each child in KidStart has experiences that indicate their need for support.

The loss of a family member, challenges at school, or stresses at home are all reasons that a child could be identified as needing a caring adult friend.

KidStart depends entirely on donations, fundraising, and gaming funds to help children and youth in need in the community. At this time there are more than 40 children on the waitlist for KidStart in the Comox Valley. Please give what you can to help KidStart make a difference.

Donations can be made online at www.jhsni.bc.ca or in person or by mail to JHSNI, 1455 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, B.C., V9N 2K6. Donations over $10 are eligible for a tax receipt.

Feel great by giving this holiday season. Thank you from KidStart.

–JHSNI

 

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