The majority of all funds raised by Shriners goes to the Shriners Hospitals for Children system (including transportation of the child and parent(s) to/from the hospital and telemedicine) or local hospitals and emergency services.
"Pennies of Hope" Collection Boxes
Various retailers throughout the Kitchener-Waterloo area have generously agreed to help by placing a Shriner Coin Collection Box at their place of business. The little bits of change often mean nothing to many but put together with everyone else's loose change this can make a big difference to children who benefit from the Shriners Hospitals. If you see one, please consider donating any change you might be able to afford. If you are a retailer and would like to help out, please contact us and we will get a box to you immediately!
Aluminum Can Recycling
The club collects aluminum cans from homes and businesses in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. We will pick them up from your home or place of business.
This is a great way to donate to a really worthwhile cause at no expense to you!
Call (519) 894-0000 to arrange a pickup!
Beer, Wine and Liquor Bottle Returns
The club also accepts any returnable beer, wine and liquor bottles. For the average person taking a few bottles to the LCBO does not even pay for the gas for the trip. By picking them up on our aluminun can stops and returning them in large quantities the club is able to do it very cost effectively. This is another great way to help out at little cost to you.
Vidalia Onions from Georgia
"The onion so sweet it can be eaten like an apple!"
Each year in May the Waterloo Shriners sell 10 lb bags of the world famous "Vidalia Sweet Onions". These are JUMBO size onions, approximately 17-20 per bag.
See our Links page for recipes and storages tips!
Many of us have probably seen Vidalia onions in our local supermarkets, but what we probably don't realize is that the Vidalia onion actually grows in Georgia. As the story goes, back in 1931, a farmer named Coleman had planted onions that were supposed to be hot, but due to the conditions of the soil and the moderate climate, grew to be unusually sweet tasting. News quickly spread of this delicious but sweet onion and by the 1970s, production of the Vidalia Onion exploded as growers tried to keep up the demand for this tasty new onion variety.
They only make you cry when they're gone!
Each Christmas season our club sells Fruit Cakes, Plum Puddings, Mixed Nuts, Shortbread Cookies etc. the products are of the highest quality and are purchased by us right before we start selling them in late November.
Here is the 2012 Season Product List.
1.35 g Shrine trio (3- 450 g cakes)
in a Gift Box
1.13 kg Shrine Cake
900g Cherry Cake (2 – 450 g cakes) in a Decorative Box
900 g Dark Ring Cake in a Decorative Tin
450 g Christmas Pudding with Sauce
380 g Box of Pure Scottish Shortbread
450 g Tin of Delicious Handmade Shortbread Cookies with Chocolate Chunks
Wicker Party Tray with
250g of Cashew Snack,
250g of Honey Glazed Peanuts,
250g of Blanched Peanuts with salt,
225g of Cajun Mix
( Each Item in a Poly Bag)
Chocolate Covered Almonds