Seaway Kiwanis Uses Bingo To Help Sarnia-Lambton




A Sarnia service club said it had increased its community giving in 2021 to meet an increased need caused by the pandemic.

According to Secretary and Former President Donna Kelso, the Seaway Kiwanis Club of Sarnia-Lambton typically supports local initiatives to the tune of $ 150,000 each year. She said the club made even more donations this year to help those in need.

“It all comes from funds raised through TV Bingo – it’s a fundraiser we’ve been involved with for 15 seasons. It provides a lot of money to our bank account, but it also comes straight back to the community once we collect the money, ”Kelso said. “Kiwanis is focused on serving the children of the world and changing the world, one child and one community at a time, so a large portion of our giving is focused on the needs of children and the programs that would benefit them. “

Kelso said Auberge du Bon Pasteur, Salvation Army, Saint-Vincent-de-Paul and Lambton Circles are some of the organizations they donate to throughout the year.

“We still give students scholarships for those going to college, the North Lambton Community Health Center, we have nine schools we donate to for their school breakfast programs, and the Pathways Health Center. recently received money for kitchen renovations. do in the center.

Weekly bingo fundraisers take place Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. on YourTV. Kelso said Kiwanis’ partnerships with the City of Sarnia, the Sarnia and District Humane Society and YourTV are making a difference.

“[We raise] about $ 150,000, but that’s because of the amount of money we’re raising with televised bingo. So if it fluctuates, so is the amount we can donate. “

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with files by Josh Boyce


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