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Donations to Lionhearts Inc doubled by donors for the month of June

A volunteer with Lionhearts hands out beverages. Kingstonist file image.

During the month of June, donations to Lionhearts Inc will go twice as far, thanks to two corporate donors who will match any donations up to a maximum of $35,000. The money raised will be used to support Lionhearts’ ongoing Street Project, providing meal kits to those in need in the Kingston area during this pandemic.

Jessica and Mark de Wolde of Jambo Properties and an anonymous corporate donor have provided the fund matching for every dollar donated to Lionhearts until the end of the month.

“If we witness need in our community, we have a moral obligation and duty to those in need. We would hope for the same kindness if it was us,” said Jessica and Mark. “As the Bible says in Luke 3:11, ‘But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.’”

Since the launch of its Street Project over a year ago, the Lionhearts team of volunteers has prepared and distributed nearly 280,000 meal kits, according to a release from the organization. Demand has not slowed down and the Lionhearts team continues to serve hundreds of meals each night. Each kit costs approximately $5, meaning this fundraiser could help provide up to 14,000 meals.

“I along with the entire Lionhearts team are beyond grateful for the generosity Jessica and Mark, along with our second donor, have shown in providing this opportunity for our community to have their donations doubled,” said Travis Blackmore, Executive Director of Lionhearts Inc. “Once again, Kingston steps up in the most amazing ways to help us show practical love to those in our community who are struggling during this season of life.”

Those wishing to support Lionhearts’ Street Project and take advantage of this opportunity to have their gift doubled should visit lionhearts.ca/donate-now. The last day for donations as part of this campaign is June 30.

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