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Kimberley Rotary Gift of Christmas campaign

Verena Tavers, Coordinator of the Early Years Program and Bellies to Babies Program Lead accepting a cheque from Rotarian Lynn Hauptman in 2022.

For the past two years, the Kimberley Rotary Club has partnered with the Parent Advisory Councils (PAC) and staff in Kimberley schools, along with the Early Childhood program to raise money to help make sure Kimberley children had gifts for Christmas. The program was called the Gift of Christmas and donations reached $10,000 in a very short period of time the first year, about ten times more than Rotary had anticipated. In 2022, it raised $11,000.

“Hopefully, we can match or exceed last year’s success in bringing the joy of Christmas to many Kimberley families,” said Rotarian Pat Barclay. “Once again, we will be working with the PACs and staff in the Kimberley schools and the Early Childhood Program to identify deserving children.

“Special thanks to last year’s donors and to those of you who are already indicating you will be donating to the program again this year and to those who will join us for the first time.”

Kimberley Rotary has already made a major donation to the program and hopes you will join them.

Donations can be made, by December 5, at Kootenay Savings Credit Union; by e-transfer to; and by mail to the Kimberley Rotary club, Box 13, Kimberley, B.C., V1A 2YS

Carolyn Grant

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