December 23, 2021
 
Riverside Park sparkled with admiration this morning, as friends, family and fans of Kaylyn and Amber gathered at the park to celebrate another amazing year of fundraising and generosity by the special Proudfoot twins, who are now 20 years old. They are a Guelph treasure.
 
In 2021 alone, the girls raised over $6,500 by:
  • Collecting empties, scrap metal, wine corks, water and pop cans, and pop tabs. All of these things are turning into money that the girls donate to charity. 
  • Selling their old toys, games and books. 
  • Asking that any gifts they receive are donations to charity or money that they can donate to charity. 
They epitomize Rotary’s global motto of SERVICE ABOVE SELF, made possible through the extraordinary support of their parents, Carrie and John Proudfoot.
 
When the twins recently reached out to our club to say they wanted to hand over a donation to Rotary to support some specific activities, a small outdoor event was planned at the park, with a surprise drop-in guest ... Honourary Rotarian Mayor Cam Guthrie! He was delighted to jointly celebrate the twins, Rotary, and Sparkles in the Park.
 
Christmas joy was in the air as the girls handed out several cheques for different causes, and Rotary presented each of the girls with a special Certificate of Appreciation, handed over by Kerry Johnson, Jacquie Gray and Terrie Jarvis. 
 
 
 
Here are just some of the causes the twins have supported in 2021:
  • JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes)
  • National Service Dogs
  • Rotary
  • Bracelet of Hope
  • House of Blessing Stratford
  • Autism Dog Services
  • Guelph Food Bank
  • St. Joseph ABI (Brain Injury)
  • Guelph Black Heritage Society
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Lion’s Foundation Guide Dogs
  • KidsAbility
  • ... AND MORE!
Left to right: Jacquie Gray, Terrie Jarvis, Kaylyn Proudfoot, Amber Proudfoot, Kerry Johnson
 
Holding up signs of just SOME of the organizations that were supported by the twins in 2021.
 
 
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