United Way 2018 campaign kicks off with $3 million+ goal

The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington announced their 2018 campaign goal at their annual campaign kick-off breakfast on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

It’s that time of year again! The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFLA) officially launched their 2018 fundraising campaign – and the organization is aiming high in the hopes of positively impacting thousands of lives throughout the area.

Hundreds gathered for the campaign kick-off breakfast on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, where this year’s fundraising goal was announced; the local United Way, which funds over 40 agencies throughout the KFLA region, is aiming to raise $3,456,000 in their 12 week campaign.

“Changing lives locally is the wonderful effect of the spirit and generosity that this community shows every year. As a result, more than 58,000 friends, neighbours and family members can rely on United Way funded programs. This certainly drives home for me the realization that every dollar counts,” said Fred Godbille, campaign chair for the 2018 United Way campaign.

The campaign will run until November 29, 2018, and approximately 70 per cent of the funds raised through the campaign will come workplace campaigns. The remaining funds will come from donations from those in the community and other community events.

“Although we focus on a 12-week campaign, United Way staff, volunteers and supporters facilitate positive change 365 days a year,” Godbille said.

“As our agencies struggle to meet the complex issues faced by their clients, we are asking people to continue to invest in their community and, if possible, to consider increasing their gift.”

Find out more about the United Way KFLA, the agencies they serve, and the impact their annual campaign has in the area at www.unitedwaykfla.ca/what-we-do/.

Town Crier Chris Whyman officially opened the United Way KFLA campaign kick-off breakfast on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

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