#ygkChallenge: Arrive Alive

ygk challenge, Operation Red Nose, drinking and driving, KingstonThe #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:

Plan a safe ride home. December is upon us and along with is comes lots of wonderful opportunities to celebrate with friends and family. Many of us find ourselves at a holiday gathering of some sort on almost a weekly basis at this time of year. Now is a good time to think about how we plan to get around when enjoying a few cocktails. This year, we are very happy to say that Operation Red Nose is back in action in Kingston.  The volunteer run organization has been giving people a safe ride home since 1997 but the local branch was sadly shut down last year due to lack of volunteers.  This year, Operation Red Nose is up and running again and has already reported over $2000 in donations, which go towards literacy projects targeting youth. Between this terrific option, public transportation, taxis, uber, pull out couches and our own two feet, there is no excuse for getting behind the wheel after one too many. This week we challenge you to plan ahead for a safe ride home and open up the conversation with friends and family to ensure their safety as well. Take care, ygk!

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Credit to SanDiego DUIAttorney for today’s photo.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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