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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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UHKF celebrates $100,000 pledge from local residents

The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) is celebrating a $100,000.00 pledge from local philanthropists and supporters Brian and Nancy Cosgrove. Since 1999, the Cosgroves have supported the UHKF, with past support for the MRI campaign, cancer programs, and the nursing and physiotherapy teams at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site.

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Tree of Hope campaign still short of 2019 goal

After reaching a record $70,000 raised last year, the 2019 Tree of Hope campaign is falling short, and there are just days left for the campaign to reach its $40,000 target. The campaign is run annually by Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and is one of

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Kingston family left homeless after house fire

A family with three young children and another child on the way has been left homeless following a house fire on the afternoon of Sunday, December 1, 2019. Kingston Fire & Rescue responded to the 3000 block of Highway 2, near Grass Creek Park, after receiving reports of a fully

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Boys and Girls Club opens east end location

  You can’t find your way to the Boys and Girls Club new east-end location on Google maps (yet). According to Morgan Davis, manager of social enterprise and sales for the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area (BGCK), they’re still waiting for the postcard from Google to confirm

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