Operation Red Nose - Quinte Last call before you hit the road! Call a friend, a cab or Operation Rednose
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Operation Red Nose Quinte A Brief History 1997 - Operation Red Nose Quinte was formed in Belleville Over 500 trips were made taking many people home safely. 1998 - Operation Red Nose Quinte made over 600 trips. A 20% increase over previous year. 1999 - The number of trips by Operation Red Nose Quinte exceeded 750. A 25% increase. 2003 – Due to a lack of volunteers Operation Red Nose Quinte rested till 2003 when an attempt was to revive the program, but was not successful. 2004 - Operation Red Nose Quinte was revived making 266 trips seeing 526 people home safely. This was accomplished with volunteers giving up a total of 308 nights. 2,232 km were clocked on the client vehicles. A donation of $5,353.54 was made to the Family YMCA of Belleville. 2005 - Operation Red Nose Quinte made 481 trips ( an increase of 80% ) seeing 1,024 people home safely. 5,002 km were clocked on the client vehicles. Volunteers gave up 343 volunteer nights and donations of $2,212.50 went to The Rotary Club of Quinte - Sunrise on behalf of Camp Trillium and $7,105.75 to Family YMCA of Belleville. 2006 - The entire Red Nose Team of over 165 volunteers would like to express our appreciation for your generous support of the 2006 campaign. This group contributed a total of 505 nights and ensured that 1868 people received safe rides home. The numbers above reflect an 82% increase in successful trips. 2007 – Red Nose and our Team of over 200 volunteers would like to express our appreciation for your generous support of the 2007 campaign. We had 85 Sponsors. We contributed 623 volunteer nights 2,198 people received safe rides home. This is a 30% increase in trips over last year. And a 129% increase in the past two years. In total we drove 31,954 km. This year we contributed $25,000 to youth charity. 32% higher than last year’s total 2008 - Operation Red Nose and the Community Thank You for Your Effort and Support…The entire Red Nose Team of over 200 volunteers would like to express our appreciation for your generous support of the 2008 campaign. We had 97 Sponsor. We contributed 602 volunteer nights. 2,072 people received safe rides home which is an 18% increase in nightly trips over last year. And a 39% increase in the past two years. In total we drove 31,822 km. This year we contributed $24,022.26 to youth charity. Thank you all………….. 2009 - The entire Red Nose Team of over 320 volunteers would like to express our appreciation for your generous support of the 2009 campaign. We had 98 Sponsors. We contributed 728 volunteer nights and 3,052 people received safe rides home. Which is a 47% increase in nightly trips over last year. In total we drove 46,719 km. This year we contributed $34,026.42 to youth charity 2010 - The entire Red Nose Team of over 359 volunteers would like to express our appreciation for your ongoing support. We had 130 Sponsors. We contributed 728 volunteer nights. We made 1,623 trips and 3,222 people received safe rides home. This is another increase in nightly trips over previous year. In total we drove 49,445 km. This year we contributed $38,476 to youth charity 2011 - In 2011 over 360 volunteers at Operation Red Nose Quinte gave up a total of 822 nights, to safely drive 3,222 clients – 48,185 km. This reflects a tremendous increase in the acceptance and success of this great program. A Donation of $39,317.51 was split between the YMCA of Belleville and Quinte’s Healthy Tomorrows Youth Program and Camp Trillium. 2012 - The entire Red Nose Team of over 307 volunteers would like to express our appreciation for your generous support of the 2012 campaign. This group contributed a total of 851 volunteer nights and ensured that 3,397 people received safe rides home. In total we drove 47,319 km. This year’s campaign generated a total donation of $40,816.33 which has been split 75/25 between the YMCA and Camp Trillium. 2013 - Last year over 335 volunteers at Operation Red Nose Quinte gave up a total of 950 nights, to safely drive 1,782 clients – 32,117 km.  A Donation of $40,420 was split between the YMCA of Belleville and Quinte’s Healthy Tomorrows Youth Program and Camp Trillium.  2014 -In 2014 over 900 volunteer nights were dedicated by 312 local caring people to safely driving 2,601 clients – 39,598 km.  There was a total of 316 trips.  A Donation of $41,000 was split between the YMCA of Belleville and Quinte’s Healthy Tomorrows Youth Program and Camp Trillium. 2015 over 739 volunteer nights were dedicated by 225 local caring people to safely driving 2,599 clients – more than 41,500 km.  There was a total of 1,385 trips.  A Donation of $41,560 was split between the YMCA of Belleville and Quinte’s Healthy Tomorrows Youth Program and Camp Trillium.  
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The YMCA of Belleville & Quinte is pleased to be the Host Organization for Operation Red Nose  The funds received go towards the YMCA Annual Giving/Financial Assistance Program. Our Annual Giving Program raises funds to provide financial assistance to individuals and families in need who want to participate in a YMCA program or service.  The Annual Giving Campaign has been operating for five years in the Belleville and Quinte Region with leadership in the Chairs role being taken on by individuals in our community including Angie McConkey, Boyd Sullivan, Marilyn McDougall and Bill Yeotes. Jennifer Tretena of Scotia McLeod will be Chairing 2007 Campaign.. Included in ensuring the program is a success and recognizing its importance to serving the community as a whole people such as Mary Hanley, Bernie Ouelett, Anne Leverton, Wolf Tausendfreund, Liz Mayer and Gord McIntyre have either sat on our committee and/or raised funds for this program.  There are many Individuals, Business Institutions and Corporations such as RBC Financial, CIBC, Halla Climate Control, McDougall Insurance and the Hanley Corporation, these and many others have all been consistent supporters of the YMCA's Financial Assistance and Annual Giving Program. Every year the Y provides financial assistance to families and children in need and every year the amount provided has grown significantly. This program allows the YMCA to offset the cost of the actual program for those in need.  By the end of July 06 (the first seven months of this year), the YMCA had provided over $92,549 for membership assistance and over $6000 for our summer day camp program. Our forecast to the end of the year in total financial assistance provided to the community for membership and day camp will around $200,000, $60,000 of this is raised through Annual Giving and we receive $60,000 from the United Way. There is a gap of approximately $80,000 between the actual amount of assistance provided and the financial resources available to off-set the cost. Every dollar raised through Annual Giving and received from Red Nose goes towards YMCA Financial Assistance.  Volunteers are the backbone of any group and Operation Red Nose is no different. Without them there would not be this service. The organizers also give their time throughout the year, fundraising (thanks to the sponsors), arranging to get food and drink for the volunteers (thanks to all who donated), and having the advertising prepared and delivered.  Thanks to Laval University, Ontario Safety League, Canada's home, car and business insurance companies, Belleville Police Department, Quinte Broadcasting, The Intelligences, and CAW for supporting this program. This would not be possible without your support.  Red Nose is a free service and therefore cannot rely on donations received from those receiving a ride. In fact, along with 100% of donated funds, we are obligated to contribute 25% of all sponsorship money to the local host organizations being the YMCA and Camp Trillium. History