"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead
The Fort Frances Community Chest is an entirely a volunteer-based organization. Our mission is to help residents of the Rainy River District with emergency medical needs. We are truly a community-based organization and all our monies remain in the Rainy River District.
All of our funds are donated, from the communities within the Rainy River District, in a variety of ways, such as: "In memory/honour of" donations, birthday donations, bowling/golf tournaments, charitable donations, other events and fundraisers (auctions, garage sales, BBQs, concerts, bazaars, and more), and every bit helps.
We are lucky to be part of such a supportive and generous community.
Fort Frances Community Chest volunteers Joelle Blanc-Paull, pictured, and Linda Hamilton were among the 30 recipients of Canada 150 pins and certificates on Sept. 11, 2017 at the Civic Centre. A total of 500 community volunteers who have been nominated by their fellow citizens for their volunteer work and dedication will be recognized by the end of this year.
Fort Frances Times reporter Nicholas Donaldson presented Linda Hamilton of the Fort Frances Community Chest with a cheque for more than $600 earlier this month. The Times printed large desk calendars for 2017 and then asked the public for donations in return for the calendars, with proceeds going to the Community Chest. The Community Chest aids families with medical expenses. —Fort Frances Times Staff photo
Fort Frances Times staffer Megan Zachozy presented Linda Hamilton of the Fort Frances Community Chest with a cheque for $500 on April 5. The money was raised through donations people made when they picked up desk calendars that the Times prints each year. The calendars are given away in exchange for a donation to the Community Chest. —Duane Hicks photo, Fort Frances Times Ltd.
Those participating in the inaugural “Dash 4 Diabetes” on Saturday, Nov. 14 set out on the 5K walk/run over the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club’s trails at Rocky Inlet. About 100 people attended the event, which also included a 1K run, lunch, and a presentation by local youth with diabetes. More than $2,500 was raised through donations for the “Community Chest,” to be specifically used for people afflicted with the disease.