Conexus Credit Union launched the Conexus Kindness Capital Fund in June, recognizing acts of kindness from across the province.
The Conexus Kindness Capital Fund received so many nominations – 208 to be exact – that they decided to re-invest more with the introduction of People’s Choice.
They have chosen eight finalists from across the province and are now calling on Saskatchewan residents to vote for two more individuals or businesses to receive $5,000.
Voting opened on Tuesday at kindnesscapital.ca and will run until Tuesday, August 18. Each voter is eligible to select one People’s Choice finalist to win. Winners will be announced later this month.
Locally, the Family Place in Weyburn has been chosen as one of the finalists.
When school lunch programs stopped due to school closures, The Family Place quickly realized the vast need for this service in their community.
With the help of the Salvation Army they started making lunches for school-aged children, and every Tuesday and Thursday they made lunches for pickup and delivery. (The photo above shows one of the days they gave out lunches)
Since starting this initiative, they received an immense amount of support from the community, providing donations so they could continue providing lunches until the end of the school year at the end of June.