This summer will mark the 15th Annual YMCA Calgary Kids in Motion and Day Camps Food Drive! This year’s food drive will take place the week of August 11th, 2014. 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 on the following days:
Wednesday, August 13:
Connaught, Millican/Ogden, Vista/Mayland Heights, Marlborough Park, Falconridge
Thursday, August 14:
Rosscarrock, West Dover, Inglewood, Albert Park/Radisson Heights, Huntington Hills, Arbour Lake, Sunnyside, Altadore, Somerset, Martindale
Friday, August 15:
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.
We would like to recognize and extend a big thank you to our Food Drive sponsors this year. Without their efforts and continued support the Food drive would not be possible!
Eagle Well Servicing operates a fleet of 65 mobile, freestanding single, double and slant service rigs from centres throughout Western Canada. With an industry leading operations team and state-of-the-art rigs, Eagle rises above the rest when it comes to safe, efficient, functional well servicing.
Staff from Eagle Well Servicing will be donating their valuable time to helping the food get from the communities to the Food Bank. In addition, they will be donating a considerable amount of food themselves.
Southland Transportation Ltd. is committed to safety and service in the people transportation business. Southland operates school, charter, commuter and specialized transportation buses throughout Alberta and in Saskatchewan.
Southland Transportation Ltd. will be the main form of transportation for a Kid’s in Motion group during August 13, 2014. The busing company will follow a group of children through the Connaught community and pick up any donated food. Southland Transportation Ltd will then drive the kids to the Food Bank to participate in the festivities and help unload and weigh food.
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