Kin Kindness Day was on Wednesday, and the Kinette Club of Swift Current made a couple of donations to give back to the community.
This year, the Kinettes bought tablets for the women’s and children’s ward at the Cypress Regional Hospital and made a monetary donation to the Family Resource Centre.
Tracy Prang, vice president of the local women’s club, said they had reached out to both organizations and asked what they would benefit from most.
“[The hospital] said they would like one tablet—we kind of went a little further and purchased them five,” she said. “So, we got them two children's tablets, and three more towards the adult tablets, that they can use even for entertainment and the long days that people can be in the hospital. But the nurses are quite excited to be able to use those tablets for education as well for patients.”
The Family Resource Centre recently moved into a new location, and had expressed wanting to fill up their space, which is much larger than the last.
"We just decided that we would give them a head start on being able to do that,” Prang explained. “So, we gave them the $1,000 donation in hopes that they can purchase some equipment that they much need. And they were extremely grateful for that. They have a long list of items that they're looking at, so we're very, very happy to be able to help them with that.”
The Kinette Club of Swift Current holds many fundraising events throughout the year to be able to do things just like this.
Tomorrow night, their featured performance for Telemiracle kicks off at 10:34 p.m., and then the focus is on their Ladie’s Night event taking place on May 6.
Tickets for their biggest fundraiser of the year go on sale next week and can be purchased by contacting a member, or through their Facebook page.
“We are extremely grateful for all of the community support that we receive through every donation and every raffle, every time that we have anything to do, we have such amazing support from the southwest,” Prang added. “We want to give a big shout out to everyone who always supports us; because of the generous support that we receive, we are able to do things in the community."