It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our #FriendOfTheFoundationFriday! We are showcasing one of the many businesses, organizations and individuals who work with the Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation and the amazing work that they do in our community and with the Foundation.
This week we are featuring our friends at the Kingbridge Community Association! Kinbridge Community Association is a grassroots organization in Cambridge, Ontario that has been working with residents for over 25 years. Serving a population of over 24,000 people, Kinbridge provides a wide range of recreation, education and social service programs in two neighbourhoods in South Galt Cambridge: Christopher Champlain and Southwood. Our neighbourhood is a community that is connected through relationships, is full of opportunities, celebrates diversity, and provides a safe and inclusive environment.
Joe-Ann McComb, Executive Director shared with us their involvement in the community.
How is your organization involved with the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation?
Kinbridge Community Association has been involved with the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation for many years. Kinbridge invested in an endowment fund with the Foundation, as well as has received funds to support our initiatives. Some projects include, sending Kids to Camp, providing youth opportunities in Leadership Training, support for our Cambridge Muslim Coalition, growing our community garden, and to further the work of creating a healthy, vibrant community where each of us belongs and can thrive.
What is your favorite thing about the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community?
My favourite things about our community are the people and the environment. Cambridge and North Dumfries Community has some of the most beautiful land and water spaces. The people in Cambridge and North Dumfries are open to supporting opportunities so that their neighbours have opportunities to belong to this great place.
How does Kingbridge hope to make an impact on the future of our community?
We hope to impact the future of our community by engaging people in the community creating a healthy, vibrant neighbourhood to live in, through facilitation of recreational, educational, and social supports so our neighbours can reach their full potential. Along with our own services, Kinbridge works closely with community partners to help meet individual needs and improve community wellbeing.
We are always impressed with the innovative and creative programming and partnerships that Kinbridge Community Foundation is working on! Keep up the great work guys!
Connect with Kinbridge Community Association online below:
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kinbridgeca
Twitter Handle: @kinbridge