Who would have thought that an old or ugly Christmas sweater hanging up in the closet could help Kidsport Regina, but it can! This is the first year that Kidsport in the Queen city is holding this fun and unique fundraiser which will help support the “Give the Gift of Sport” campaign.
We’d just like people to participate with us by bringing out their ugly sweaters. You can have your employees donate $2 or whatever they want, post a picture sporting their great Christmas sweater and share that on Kidsport’s Twitter and Facebook page,” explained Tammy Hoffart, Kidsport Community Consultant.
Participants are urged to use hashtag “uglyxmassweaterforkids” after taking the picture to be eligible to win a gift card. You and your office will have until December 19th to be part of the campaign.
“We’re happy to bring over a coin can for you to collect donations and we’ll bring you some stickers so you can tell everyone why you’re wearing that great sweater,” smiled Hoffart.
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This year’s contest is especially important for the organization because they’re seeing a rise in the number of applications. Hoffart says the demand grows every year and it highlights the importance of having fundraisers like this one.
“Starting in January, we’ll start getting all the applications in for spring sports, so it’s really nice to have a bunch of money int he bank ahead of time before the sports season start,” Hoffart added.
Those wishing to sign up their office place or for more information on the fundraiser can call Hoffart at 306-780-9318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(pictured; David Boles from the CKRM newsroom)