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December 19, 2007
Summerside, Prince Edward Island - The Summerside Kinsmen have 30,000 reasons to say thank you this year given the success of their annual fundraiser, the Summerside Kin Family Christmas Appeal televised on Eastlink Television. This year the appeal raised more than $30,000 to support needy families this holiday season.
"Giving back to the communities where we work and live is especially important during the holidays when the need is so great," said Bruce MacLean, co-Station Manager of Eastlink Television. "Being a part of these fundraisers and helping charitable organizations raise money that is returned back to the local community to help children and families is really what the season is all about."
"The Kin Family would like to express our heart felt appreciation to Eastlink Television for their support of another very successful appeal. Funds raised plus other donations, generated through our joint efforts will enable us to make the Holiday Season more enjoyable for those less fortunate. All funds (100%) are used to purchase food, gifts, and clothing for the hampers to make this a special time for families in need. Our wish is that all those who donated could see the smiling faces, when this hampers are delivered," said Eric Ferrish, co-chair of the Kin Family Christmas Appeal.
Every year Eastlink Television gets involved in many of these types of endeavours generating over $2 million in funding for many charitable causes. For more information on any of Eastlink Television's programming, please visit www.eastlink.ca/eltv
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