The week of February 14-20 is National Kin Week when the New Glasgow Kinsmen and Kinette clubs celebrate the impact that they, and their many dedicated members, have had in supporting the community’s greatest needs over the years.
The Kinsmen and Kinette clubs have operated for over 75 and 100 years, respectively. Together they have fundraised, and donated, millions of dollars to those individuals and organizations most in need right here in Pictou County. They have donated to countless individuals who have fallen on hard times with groceries, gas, medical equipment, and other necessities. They have provided gifts and groceries to many who otherwise couldn’t provide such a Christmas to their families. They have donated to organizations who directly impact those in need right here at home such as the Pictou County fuel fund, school back pack programs, Tearmann House, Roots for Youth, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and so many more. They have given opportunity to countless kids to play their favourite sport and buy equipment needed, when they may not have been able to afford it otherwise.
They have been able to do all of this through the community’s participation in many of their fundraising events such as the Kinette Great Trivia Challenge and Kinsmen weekly TV Bingo to name a few.
Every year the clubs celebrate this community with a National Day of KINdness event on February 20th. This is a random act of kindness event where both clubs plan different ways to give back and promote their hard work.