Donate gently used clothing and accessories to benefit Almost Home

YGK Thrift, in downtown Kingston, supports Almost Home. Photo via Facebook.

Kingston Waterfront Rotary Club invites the community to clean out their closets and donate their gently used clothing items and accessories in support of Almost Home.

On Saturday, Apr. 27, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers from Kingston Waterfront Rotary Club will accept donations of gently used clothing items and accessories for all ages and genders at JSM Centre parking lot (across from the Kingston Centre) at 1043 Princess Street to replenish Almost Home’s YGK Thrift, a used clothing store with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to support the non-profit, registered charitable organization Almost Home, according to a release from the local Rotary Club. Kingstonist readers may recall that YGK Thrift opened in June 2021 as a means to fundraise for Almost Home while providing a means for those locally to donate clothing for reuse and an affordable source for second-hand clothing in the downtown core.

“The Kingston Waterfront Rotary Club has supported Almost Home financially in the past,” stated Laura Carter, the Club’s President. “This time, we are doing one of
our signature community-focused events where our Club members come together with help from Kingstonians for one day to make a big difference for such an
important organization.”

Almost Home provides temporary accommodation to families whose children are receiving medical treatment in Kingston area hospitals. According to the release, many families must travel a distance to receive treatment at Kingston-area hospitals for their ill or injured child. When a child is receiving treatment, the healing process can only be improved when a child is surrounded by the love and support of their family. Almost Home provides a comfortable and caring environment – a temporary home-away-from-home – for families to get a much-needed break from hospital surroundings. Whether they are looking to rejuvenate or to relax, whether it is for weeks, days or an hour, Almost Home is a source of relief that families with sick children have come to rely on.

YGK Thrift is located at 165 Princess Street and also accepts donations of clothing and accessories.

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