Staffing Updates

Recently, there have been lots of changes happening at the Kinsmen Foundation Office. Now that the dust has settled a little, we’d thought you might like an update. For a while now, the staff consisted of an Executive Director and five staff members. But as the funds coming in through TeleMiracle increases, and the funds […]

Great Canadian Giving Challenge 2022

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge of 2022 starts today! But wait! What is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge (GCGC)? Every year, during the month of June, an organization called Canada Helps puts on a contest. For every dollar donated online, via our Canada Helps donation page, we get entered to win $20,000! You can learn […]

National Volunteer Week – Day 7

On this final day of National Volunteer Week, we want to give a big shout out to all our “miscellaneous” volunteers. The companies that answer phones during corporate phone panels. The kids of all ages that either volunteer or get “voluntold” to help alongside their parent(s). Significant others that pitch in where they can and […]

National Volunteer Week – Day 6

TeleMiracle is the most recognized side of our organization. Almost everyone in the province has heard of TeleMiracle and the money they bring in, but behind the scenes it’s the Kinsmen Foundation Board of Directors who gets the responsibility and humble privilege of deciding how the money gets distributed and which applicants are eligible for […]

National Volunteer Week – Day 5

As you may remember from Monday’s post, the Kinsmen and Kinettes (Kin) of this province are the ones who started TeleMiracle and make up most of its volunteers each year. Today, we want to highlight an extra special group of those Kin volunteers, the Committee that organizes TeleMiracle. Right after one TeleMiracle ends, planning starts […]

National Volunteer Week – Day 4

As we continue our journey through National Volunteer Week, today we’d like to highlight our wonderful Saskatchewan Talent participants (Sask. Talent). The quantity and quality of talent in this province is always impressive. They come from all four corners of the province, to perform for our cause and it’s not as easy or glamorous as […]

National Volunteer Week – Day 3

As National Volunteer Week continues, today we’d like to send a mega shout out to the highly skilled Production Volunteers! They are another vital piece of the TeleMiracle “machine” as they are the ones who get the show onto people’s televisions and computers. Our Production Volunteers include roles such as Camera Operators, Lighting, Audio, Directors, […]

National Volunteer Week – Day 2

Today, we’re shining a light on the outstanding volunteers who started it all! 1920 Harold (Hal) Rogers started the first Kinsmen Club in Ontario.   Link to Kin Canada History 1928 Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon was formed KCOS History 1929, 24 Kinsmen clubs are formed into five districts under Governors and District officers. Saskatchewan is […]

National Volunteer Week 2022 – Day 1

Since its inception in 1972, the Kinsmen Foundation Inc. has relied on dedicated and hard-working volunteers. To this day, its Board of Directors is made up primarily of volunteers from the Kinsmen and Kinettes clubs in Saskatchewan. It wasn’t long after it was founded that the requests to the Kinsmen Foundation, for assistance, exceeded the […]

Donations, Receipts, and Bears. Oh my!

Every year, once TeleMiracle is over, we get asked the same types of questions, so we thought we’d answer the most common ones here, for people to refer back to.   DONATIONS If you phoned in a pledge during TeleMiracle you have a couple options for honouring your pledge. Option 1: You should have received […]