Our Story

Since its beginning in 2003, the KV OLD BOYS has been guided by an unassuming principle: making a good community better.


Over the years the KV OLD BOYS has focused its energies on assisting individuals, families and organizations-in-need within the community.


Fundraising undertakings have been varied. Looking back it is interesting to note the activities the group involved itself in order to raise funds:


  •   Bagging groceries
  •   BBQ raffle
  •   Baby barn raffles
  •   Putting on breakfasts and luncheons
  •   Country & Western Show
  •   Movies-in-the-park
  •   Grocery raffle
  •   Collecting redeemable containers
  •   Hot chocolate at Christmas Parade
  •   Pictures with Santa
  •   Silent auction
  •   Yard sales


Since one hundred percent of all funds raised are returned to the community, the following provides a snapshot of where dollars have been expended.


2003-4 Purchased eyeglasses, made donations to the Hampton Food Basket, Hospice Saint John, KV Food Basket, Sussex Food Basket, provided a dying wish to a terminally ill student, and provided financial assistance to a person with ALS. (Total: $4,552.80)


2004-5   Provided manpower and financial aid towards the construction of a memorial garden, made donations to the Bone Marrow Transplant Support Group, the Cardiovascular Health & Wellness Centre, Cherry Brook Zoo and KV Housing. Financial assistance was also provided two individuals. (Total: $5,615.56)


2005-6  Donations were made to Community Food Basket of Saint John, Deacon’s Cupboard, Hospice of Saint John and Romero House Soup Kitchen. In addition, financial assistance was provided to several individuals and/or families. (Total: $7,529.06)


2006-7   Donations were made to Quispamsis Elementary School, Community Food Basket of Saint John, Deacon’s Cupboard, Hampton Food Basket, KV Food Basket, River Valley Search and Rescue and Romero House Soup Kitchen. Financial assistance was also provided to several individuals and/or families. (Total: 13,417.80)



2008-9  Donations were made to Coverdale Centre for Women, Dr. A. T. Leatherbarrow School, Hampton Food Basket, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Kv Food Basket, L’Arche Saint John, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Quispamsis Elementary School, Romero House Soup Kitchen, Second Stage Safe Haven and  Neonatal Unit – SJRH. Financial assistance was also provided to several individuals and/or families. (Total: $17,393.90)

 

2009-10 Donations were made to Hestia House, Rothesay Nursery School, Palliative Care – SJRH and Sophia Recovery Centre. Financial assistance was also provided to several individuals and/or families. (Total: $15,540.14)

 

2010-11 Donations were made to Community Food Basket of Saint John, Deacon’s Cupboard, Hampton Food Basket, Hospice of Saint John, KV Food Basket and  Romero House Soup Kitchen. Financial assistance was also provided to several individuals and/or families. (Total: $14,318.16)

 

2011-12 Donations were made to Physio Rehab Unit – SJRH, Winslow Street Special Care Home, Fairvale Elementary school, First Steps Housing, Community Food Basket of Saint John and the Sophia Recovery Centre. In November the group constructed a deck and 50' ramp for a gentleman in Quispamsis. In addition, financial assistance was provided to a young woman to assist with the purchase of medication, a young man so he could attend Rotary Camp and  a family having difficulty paying their power bill. (Total: $14,631.34)

 

2012-13 Thus far (as of May 15, 2013), donation was made to the River Valley Search and Rescue, five area food baskets, purchased materials and constructed a ramp/deck in Loch Lomond, assisted a person in need of major dental work, replaced a roof,  assisted two families with power bill payments, Outflow (Saint John), Rotary Camp, Safe Harbour, assistance to a family to go to Montreal for medical consultation. (Total: 18,429.31)

 


July 2013 - March 31, 2014 -:- Assisted family with medical problems; constructed ramp; donation to Hospice Saint John; Assisted a young man who required a heart transplant; constructed a ramp; assistedOutflow; provided financial assistance to Romero House; helpt a young man attend summer camp; and others. (TOTAL: $22,085.28)


April 1, 2014 -March 31, 2015 -:- Constructed a deck and installed porch-lift; paid several power bills to prevent disconnection; assisted family so they could take their child to the IWK; assisted a disabled man to travel to Halifax for medical reasons; prepared meals for Outflow; financial support to Romero House; helped a family relocate their mobile home (they would otherwise have lost it); financial support to Safe Harbour; helped a mother with medical problems pay her power bill; and others. (TOTAL: $28,283.11)

 

And, involvement in the community goes beyond monetary donations – we get involved!