Tyler Voigt volunteers with John Howard KidStart because he believes the program makes a difference. The John Howard Society of North Island is seeking donations for KidStart on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, so that more children and youth can have support from caring adult mentors.

Remember John Howard KidStart on Giving Tuesday

  • Nov. 25, 2015 5:00 a.m.

John Howard KidStart needs your help this Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1.

There are currently 50 local children on the waitlist for a mentor, and your donation can help us match more kids in need with a caring adult friend.

In contrast to the mass consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday enables people to give back and contribute to a cause they believe in.

The John Howard Society of North Island is inviting you to help kids in the Comox Valley by giving to the KidStart Mentoring Program.

John Howard KidStart is a volunteer-based mentoring program that connects positive adult role models with children ages 6-18 for three hours of recreational fun per week. Each child in KidStart has experiences that indicate their need for support. Challenges at school, the loss of a family member, or stresses at home are all reasons that a child could benefit from a mentor.

John Howard KidStart depends entirely on donations, fundraising, and gaming funds to help children and youth in the community. Please give what you can to help KidStart make a difference!

Donations can be made online at www.jhsni.bc.ca or in person or by mail to John Howard, 1455 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, BC, V9N 2K6. Donations over $10 are eligible for a tax receipt.

Feel great by helping local kids this holiday season.

 

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