This summer will mark the 16th Annual YMCA Calgary Kids in Motion and Day Camps Food Drive!
This year’s food drive will take place the week of August 10th, 2015. Keep your eyes open for enthusiastic YMCA kids and youth who will be collecting food donations in your community in support of the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.
We will also be accepting nonperishable food donations in our branches, so keep a look out for a box in your branch’s lobby.
Kids in Motion and Daycamps will be collecting in the following sixteen communities:
Sunnyside, Arbour Lake, Somerset, Martindale, Auburn Bay, Altadore, Marlborough Park, Huntington Hills, Rosscarrock, Connaught, Inglewood, Vista- Mayland Heights, Albert Park/Radisson, West Dover, Falconridge, Millican-Ogden
What is Kids In Motion?
YMCA Kids in Motion (KIM) is a summer outreach program that gives elementary school aged children (ages 9-12) the opportunity to volunteer in meaningful community projects in their neighbourhoods such as the food drive, community gardens, working with community organizations or older adults. As a reward for their work, the participants get to enjoy recreational activities they might not otherwise have the opportunity to do like swimming, outdoor activities and visits to local attractions.
KIM lets participants learn about community responsibility and encourages community involvement, caring for others and teamwork. Children also gain community service experience, have a chance to meet new friends, and gain increased self-confidence knowing they have helped to better their communities.
Why is it important for kids to take part in something like this?
The YMCA believes in the importance of respect and community. An event like this teaches kids about the importance of helping other people.
We’ll have an update with how much was raised, so stay tuned!
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