Be A Community Hero encourages kids of all ages who are hosting a party or celebration to choose a cause close to their heart and ask their guests to bring a small donation instead of a present. When making the donation to the organization of choice, the child will have his or her photo taken and be featured on e-know.ca as the week’s community hero. The child will also take home a certificate and, better yet, the warm fuzzy feeling one gets from choosing to give rather than receive.
To Be A Community Hero and get featured on e-know.ca, complete this form and bring it with you when you make your donation!
For info on where/when to drop off the donation and form, contact the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation at 250-426-1119.
Meet our heroes:
Kids are amazing, and we should give them plenty of opportunities
to explore their generosity and learn from the experience of giving.
Kids! Choose from four different causes as part of the Be a Community Hero campaign:
- The Cranbrook and District Community Foundation, which provides money to local charities supporting children, seniors, animals, art, culture, and heritage, the environment, community health, education, sports and recreation.
- The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, which will provide more than 20,000 lunches to school children in need of food and nutrition in Cranbrook, Marysville, and Kimberly this school year alone. It is the single largest program run at the Salvation Army in Cranbrook.
- Friends of Children Endowment Fund, which offers financial, logistical and emotional support to East Kootenay families with children in extraordinary medical need.
- BC SPCA East Kootenay Branch, dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.
- The Kimberley and District Community Foundation, which provides money to local charities supporting children, seniors, art, culture, heritage, the environment, community health, education, sports and recreation.