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Staples and Kiwanis partner to provide Chromebooks for area schools

Staples and the Kiwanis Club of Kingston are again raising money to purchase Chromebooks and additional school supplies for disadvantaged schools in the area. Last year the Staples-Kiwanis Back to School Partnership raised $28,000 and purchased 60 Chromebooks, including full replacement plans in case of breakage, that were distributed equally

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Cantabile Choirs offer bursaries for members thanks to generous gift

In preparation for their 25th season, Cantabile Choirs of Kingston have received a major gift from the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul which, alongside generous gifts from private donors, will be used to provide financial assistance to local singers. The community choral organization, which has grown to offer a wide variety of musical education and performance

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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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Food Bank moving its annual food drive online

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Partners In Mission Food Bank is doing away with its annual food blitz for this year and switching to a virtual donation drive.  “It doesn’t feel right to have a face-to-face type event where you’re gathering food and working in groups,” Partners In

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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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Kingston Circus Arts needs community support during pandemic

Kingston Circus Arts, a circus arts performance and teaching organization, is struggling greatly due to the pandemic and the second lockdown imposed by the Ontario government. Erin Ball, who founded of Kingston Circus Arts (KCA) in 2015, strives to welcome and teach as many people as possible in KCA’s access-centered

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Foodland’s Community Kickback initiative supports local organizations

Amherstview Foodland is launching a new community support campaign, after the success of their pumpkinfest fundraiser last October, which saw nearly $5000 raised for the Lions Club of Amherstview. The Community Kickback initiative will support local organizations each month with donations of a portion of the sale of a specific

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YMCA announcement regarding provincial lockdown

After the provincial government announced a temporary province-wide lockdown beginning on December 26, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario released details of their operation during that time. “Our priority has always been the safety of everyone who comes to the YMCA and we continue to support the necessary steps to reduce

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UHKF launches text-to-give campaign for Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday, a global movement focused on giving in our communities, the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) is launching a new fundraising initiative. The text-to-give mobile giving campaign. will support area health care and is launching Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. For the month of December, Kingston and surrounding communities

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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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YMCA releases update on Strong Communities Campaign

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario thanks everyone who has supported the Strong Communities Campaign so far, and is hoping to keep the momentum strong for their annual fundraiser. With the campaign wrapping up at the end of the month, a final push is on to raise the much needed funds

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Local United Way receives donation of essential products for those in need

A partnership was announced in March, pairing Kimberly-Clark Canada (K-C Canada) with United Way Centraide Canada to assist local United Ways in their COVID-19 community relief efforts across the country. K-C Canada pledged to donate 100,000 rolls of Cottonelle® and 10,000 Kleenex® Facial tissue products across the country to help

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