Wrapping themselves with pride and generosity, attendees at Canada Night sported commemorative scarves received for donating to the High Fives for Kids Foundation.
Canada Night was held on November 4, 2014 during Industry Week in Las Vegas which saw over $9,000 raised, with all funds going to the Foundation.
It was the first year for this initiative and it proved to be very popular with attendees who left with a warm keepsake and the knowledge they supported a great cause.
The donations at Canada Night bring the total amount raised for High Fives for Kids to a quarter of a million dollars since the Foundation became operational in 2005. The Foundation uses the funds to provide grants and scholarships to benefit children and youth. The grants support local or national registered charities that have programs like the Sun Fund for Kids which sends underprivileged youth to summer camp in Manitoba.
“Our industry comes together to support each other and the communities where we live,” says Ken Coulter, chair of the High Fives for Kids Foundation. “From golf tournaments to barbeques, luncheons and Canada Night scarf donations, the industry continually steps forward to support charities like High Fives for Kids. We extend our heartfelt thanks for the incredible generosity of the individuals and organizations that consistently donate to help others.”
For every $100 donation, contributors received a tax receipt and five scarves – or one scarf for every $20 donated. The limited edition red, black and white scarves were embroidered with the year 2014, the High Fives for Kids logo and the words “Canada Night.”
The scarves proved to be such a successful fundraiser that plans are already underway for the 2015 design which will be available at next year’s Canada Night.