Willow Point Lions Club President Richard Chellew with helpers Jordyn (age 5) and Jaylyn (age 2) give a KidStart Gold Champion cheque for $1

Willow Point Lions Club is a KidStart champion

Thought it was a good program and wanted to help out local kids in need

Thanks to the Willow Point Lions, a local child has been supported to participate in KidStart for another year.

KidStart is Campbell River’s only one-to-one mentoring program and connects caring adults with children (ages 6-18) for three hours of fun per week.

KidStart relies on donations, grants, and Gaming revenue to provide support to the kids in Campbell River who need it most. The Willow Point Lions have committed once again to a KidStart Champion Gold Sponsorship.

“We were a Gold Champion for KidStart last year and were thinking about doing it again this year. We thought it was a good program and wanted to help out local kids in need,” said Bill Jeffrey, Willow Point Lions Club Treasurer.

“A volunteer mentor came to talk to us about mentoring, and hearing about how much of a difference KidStart is making in a little boy’s life here sealed the deal for us.

“There’s a big need in this community and we’re happy to support kids here.”

Club Secretary Steve Morey added that the Willow Point Lions’ main objective is to help children, so KidStart is a perfect fit.

JHSNI is inviting other groups and individuals to take part in its KidStart Champions fundraising campaign.

Becoming a KidStart Champion is simple – choose from three levels of monthly sponsorship (Gold = $100/month, Silver = $50, Bronze = $25). Gold covers the entire cost of a child’s participation in KidStart.

“We are very grateful to the Willow Point Lions for renewing their commitment to a KidStart Champion Gold Sponsorship,” said JHSNI Executive Director Wendy Richardson. “Thanks to our donors and volunteer mentors, KidStart is making a big difference in the lives of local children.”

To find out more about becoming a KidStart Champion or Volunteer Mentor, contact KidStart Coordinator Tara Jordan at 250-286-0611 or  e-mail tara@jhsni.bc.ca.

Visit them on the web at www.jhsni.bc.ca/kidstartchampion.html