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Silent act of community outreach puts purses filled with essentials in the hands of those in need

“I guess I knew there was a need for personal products for women, that people need them in the community, that people were struggling.” Rev. Susan McAllister An odd sight—14 summery, colourful purses hanging on a metal railing—might have caught your attention at the corner of Albert and Princess Streets

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Modern Fuel to resume in-person exhibits

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is reopening to the public at 12 p.m. on Friday, Jul. 16, 2021, as part of Stage 3 of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen plan. Modern Fuel, a long-running cultural non-profit group, provides a gallery space for exhibition purposes, but also develops innovative ways to support

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YGK Thrift store set to open; all proceeds to go to Almost Home

 Last year, Almost Home, a charitable organization, announced plans to open a thrift store to raise funds for their operations. This year, that idea is coming to life, with YGK Thrift is launching in June 2021.  Just recently, Almost Home received a generous donation of $30,000 from the Kinsmen Club

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VCFS Queen’s still accepting nominations for a local charity to support

The Vogue Charity Fashion Show at Queen’s University (VCFS) is seeking applications from local charities to become the beneficiary of its work this year. Open until Friday, May 21, 2021 at 4 p.m, the application consists of five simple questions about the charity being nominated, and is available on the

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Letter of reflection on COVID-19: One year later

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Last week, on March 11, it was the one-year anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like all organizations, a lot changed for United Way Kingston, Frontenac,

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Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation donates blankets to those in need

The current pandemic has highlighted a lot of need within our community, prompting Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation to act. An organization which aims to encourage and promote the diversity that makes Kingston such a great place to live, Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation (CCKF) has created a new, annual event in

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Letter: ‘Local Love’ in action

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. As the 2020 United Way KFL&A Campaign draws to a close, I want to thank the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington community and all the amazing people who

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Pandemic won’t stop Tommy’s Annual Community Christmas Dinner

Tommy Hunter is looking for support to make his annual Community Christmas Dinner and Hamper Drive happen again this year. This is the seventh year of Tommy’s Christmas dinner campaign, which started as a dine-in Christmas Eve meal service for Kingston’s needy at his downtown restaurant. Hunter has partnered with

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Cereal drive in memory of Brady Faroldi enters fifth year

When Brady Faroldi was in his first placement as part of the Queen’s Consecutive Education program (teacher’s college), he noticed something that would change his life, and his legacy. There, in the school, before classes began, he noticed that students would enter the classroom and drop off their backpacks, before

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Local teen filling backpacks with school supplies for needy students

A Frontenac Secondary School student is filling backpacks for needy families for a second year in a row. 17 year-old Katie Onesi launched her Backpack Project fundraiser on Facebook on Friday, Jul. 31. So far she has raised enough money to purchase 26 backpacks and fill them with school supplies,

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Window-cleaning superheroes return to KGH on a mission for smiles

The world can always use more superheroes and the staff at Elite Window Cleaning never fail to deliver as they bring a sense of joy and entertainment annually to the children staying in the pediatric department at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site. This year, perhaps more

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