The Kiwanis Club of the Queen City, Regina
Western CML Cleaners has several staff members involved with the Kiwanis Club and several more assisting with the club’s projects. The Kiwanis Club’s major project is their annual Christmas Hamper.
Each year 25 families recommended to us by inner city schools and community organizations receive approximately $800 in groceries and a Christmas gift for each member of the family. Brenda Oates, General Manager of Western, assists as chief shopper. She spends much of each year going through sales flyers looking for great buys. Several of Western’s staff also assist in the picking up the groceries and delivering them to the Kiwanis Club, sorting and packing. Finally, on the Saturday before Christmas many of our staff assists with the delivery of the hampers to the deserving families.
Western also assists with the Kiwanis Clothing Project. The Kiwanis Club works with several retailers in Regina including the Children’s Place, The Gap and Eddie Bauer where we get excellent deals on clothing, The Kiwanis Club sells this clothing through a few selected inner city schools and each sales dollar is donated directly to the school.
This allows inner city families to purchase brand new clothing for as little as 10 % on the retail price. Last year Kiwanis donated more than $ 5,000 to inner city schools to assist them with their programs.