Our first (and hopefully last) Lobster-less Fundraiser

April 2021

As Mother’s Day approaches, friends of the Kirk usually turn their thoughts to the enjoyment of our  traditional Lobster Plate Take-Out. Unfortunately, due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we do not feel that we can successfully hold the Take-Out this year. We regret any disappointment this will cause. We are so grateful to all of those who crack lobsters, bake carrot cakes, donate fixings for potato salad, work in the kitchen, help plate the dinners and of course, buy tickets for the event. This year we are holding a Lobster-less Fundraiser in lieu of the Lobster Plate Take-Out.

We are asking our Kirk event supporters to consider making a one-time charitable tax receipt eligible donation for the value of their usual contribution to the Lobster Plate Take-Out. This could be $10.00 – the profit on one Take-Out plate, $20.00 – the value of a carrot cake,  $25.00 – the cost of a lobster dinner, $40.00 – the cost of green peppers for the potato salad, $50.00 – a contribution towards dinner rolls, or another amount that you wish to contribute. These funds will help to offset the lost $10,000 that we usually raise with the Lobster Plate Take-Out, and provide vital financial support to Kirk operations and missions.

Donors’ names will be placed in a draw to win one of three copies of the classic PEI book “Chung Lee Loves Lobster.” This is the story of a retired Chinese restaurant chef who during his career cooked many lobster dinners, but who in retirement uses part of each pension cheque to buy and release a lobster back into the sea. How “Lobster-less” is that!

You can drop off your donation in the offering basket on Sunday mornings, send an e-transfer to the Kirk office at kirkstjames@pei.aibn.com , or mail in a donation to 35 Fitzroy Street, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 1R2. Please mark your cheque or envelope “Lobster-less Fundraiser” and include your offering envelope number or provide your full name and mailing address, to ensure that Treasurer Wayne McMillan can issue a tax receipt for the amount of your donation.  Your support for the Kirk won’t get you a lobster this year, but it will earn a heaping helping of Kirk love!