Heather Hall, Chair of Clowns for Kids wanted to explain what this program was about, one that she has been involved in at the Brantford Rotary Club for many years as a fundraising event.  It's all about the kids.  In partnership with the Santa Clause Parade in November, all "clowns" gather and pick out their costume, get their face painted, listen to Christmas music.  When they are all dressed up and ready to go, they are bused to the parade route where they will hand out candy canes to the children on the parade route.  The children dressed up as clowns are in the parade, having so much fun and creating memories and feeling pretty special themselves.  The money raised supports children in the community.  The cost to sponsor a clown is $300.  Pledges are raised, a child can be picked out to participate or a Rotarian can sponsor a child who has already been selected.  The clowns can be children as well as adults for those brave enough to be full of a fun for an afternoon.  Business owners can support their own clowns or be a corporate sponsor.  A Facebook page will be set up to promote this event.  Heather also promised a Rotary Club challenge, stay tuned for this friendly competition.  Please reach out to Heather for more information or if you want to get involved in this committee, a very time management commitment.
Quite simply, clowns help kids and kids love clowns!  With your help, Rotary Clowns will enjoy a fun-filled experience walking the parade route dressed in a costume they can keep, with a red nose and their face painted.  Your pledges will help a child have an incredible experience and memories to last a lifetime.  All funds raised will help children in our community through Rotary's programs including Food for Learning warm breakfasts, the Children's Foundation school bursaries, high school bursaries, Mayors of the Week, the Quinte Regional Music Festival, Camp Merrywood.  Donation receipts will be issued for donations exceeding $25.  Pledge forms are available through the Clowns for Kids Committee, Heather Hall as Chair.