What is Night of A Thousand Dinners?
Night of a Thousand Dinners (N1KD) is an event that helps to raise awareness of the global landmine crisis and to raise funds for mine action. N1KD began as a global campaign in 2001 and the tradition continues to this day among Rotary Clubs in Canada.
Night of a Thousand Dinners is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to make a positive difference in the lives of those living in mine-affected communities, while at the same time sharing a meal with friends and family. Every contribution, no matter how small, will affect change on a global scale.
How do I Host an Event?
Hosting a N1KD event is easy–individuals, families, friends or groups host dinners or gatherings in their homes, offices, or with others in their community. Instead of guests bringing wine, flowers, or dessert, they are invited to make a donation to the Canadian Landmine Foundation. Be creative. Be outrageous! Just be together to make a difference.
First: Decide what sort of event you’d like to host. A dinner featuring dishes from mine affected countries? Movie snacks to accompany a viewing of First They Killed My Father on Netflix? Drinks and conversation with a few minutes set aside for a video on mine action?
Second: Send an invitation. Need some inspiration? View a sample invite HERE!
Third: Have fun!
After the event, forward the proceeds to the Canadian Landmine Foundation.
How are the funds raised for N1KD used?
Net proceeds from Night of a Thousand Dinners will be used to fund mine action programs in Cambodia. Our unSAFE campaign supports Cambodian Self Help Demining, an organization that operates Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams which help rural Cambodians who come across mines and explosive remnants of war in their day-to-day lives. You can read about the unSAFE campaign HERE. Further details about the nature of our work in Cambodia can be found HERE in our Frequently Asked Questions.
How do I donate?
Guests can make a donation online by visiting canadianlandmine.org/donate. Cheques should be made out to The Canadian Landmine Foundation and sent to:
Canadian Landmine Foundation
c/o LCMSDS Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON, N2L3C5
Are donations tax deductible?
Yes. All online donations made by credit card through the Canada Helps website will receive a tax receipt via email. Donations of $25 or more made by cheque will receive a tax receipt by mail.