Big Wheels Keep on Turning 2020
For the past number of years, the First Lady of Khartum Shrine with the support of the Divan Ladies, has held fund raisers to raise money for a cause of the First Lady’s choice. In the past, funds have been raised to purchase school supplies for the Shriners Hospital for Children Canada School Program, for sending Shrine Kids to special summer camps and to train therapy dogs for the kids at the Canadian Shriners Hospital.
Last year, Lady Brenda McKechnie had a successful year with “Big Wheels Keep on Turning 2019” addressing the Shriners Hospital in Montreal desperate need for everyday wheelchairs. These are the chairs that the children use to get to various medical appointments, to the school classrooms etc. while they are patients in the hospital.
Each wheelchair costs $5,000.
Our project this year is to continue “Big Wheels Keep on Turning 2020” and the goal will be to raise $20,000 to purchase 4 wheelchairs.
There will be several events held to raise the money like: Thirty-One Gifts Sale, Craft/Vendor Sale, Circle of Friends Brunch with the assistance of Sphinx Temple no. 116, Daughters of the Nile and the Sioux Lookout Golf Tournament.
But, what if Khartum could raise enough funds to purchase more wheelchairs! We challenge individuals, units and clubs to donate to this project through Khartum Shrine Office and tax receipts will be issued.
Thank you in advance for your support