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Ontario SPCA and Humane Society launches Sweat for Pets to support vulnerable animals

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society are calling on people of all age groups to join a virtual fundraiser to help vulnerable animals. The idea is to set a personal fitness challenge, hence the name Sweat for Pets, while raising funds. It is a five-week program starting running from Tuesday,

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Local artist needs community’s support to win $25,000 for KGH NICU

Kingston-based artist Linda Samuels has a painting in the running to win a $25,000 prize for Kingston General Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Artists from across Canada are competing to win a significant donation to the healthcare facility of their choice, and the first place winner will be chosen

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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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KHS hosts Big Paws Across Canada through stay-at-home order

The Kingston Humane Society (KHS) is running Big Paws Across Canada virtually this spring. The annual dog-walking event was originally scheduled to run until the end of April, however, KHS has extended Big Paws to reflect Ontario’s current stay-at-home order. Community members, as well as those living outside of Kingston,

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Local youth grows seedlings to support India’s COVID-19 relief

A local youth is raising money to support India during this difficult period of the pandemic, through the Canadian Red Cross’s India COVID Response Appeal. And with the warmer weather finally upon us, local gardeners can help her out. Lilah Booth, a grade eight student at RG Sinclair Public School,

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Chalk Your Walk fundraiser by The Rocking Horse supports Kids Inclusive

During the current province-wide lockdown, The Rocking Horse is hoping to spread joy, optimism, and inspiration to the people of Kingston through their Chalk Your Walk Fundraiser. For every chalk drawing or message shared with The Rocking Horse on their event page, the business will donate 50 cents to Kids

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Update: The Grocery Basket cookie sale to support post-secondary education for local youth

Update (Monday, May 10, 2021): On Friday, May 7, 2021, the Grocery Basket shared the success of their fundraiser in support of Pathways to Education Kingston. They sold 1,269 cookies, raising $3,172.50. The Grocery Basket team would like to thank everyone who donated and helped spread the word about this

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Martha’s Table goes green through wave of community support

Martha’s Table Community Kitchen has recently announced their intention to improve and expand their service by purchasing an electric vehicle to make deliveries to recipient’s homes, and are asking the Kingston community for donations. In a video posted to their Facebook Page, the Executive Director of the Martha’s Table community

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Local artist raises over $1,000 for Napanee Kitten Rescue thanks to pandemic

Living through pandemic can have a silver lining. For budding artist Lisa Koenig, the extra time at home has allowed her to pursue her creativity while raising money for a worthy cause. “Having more time on my hands, not needing or having to go anywhere, and working from home has

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Vogue Charity Fashion Show supports Almost Home with virtual event

For the past 24 years, the Queen’s and Kingston communities have come together to produce the Vogue Charity Fashion Show (VCFS). The annual show, combining music, design and dance in support of a charity in the KFL&A region, is streaming online this year, due to pandemic restrictions. Typically held at

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Smitty’s holding Shrove Tuesday fundraiser for Easter Seals

Smitty’s Family Restaurant & Lounge has made some changes to their Annual Pancake Days, at their location at 2376 Princess Street, next to Bennett’s Furniture. Every year on Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day, Smitty’s raises money to help with the upcoming Easter Seals Fundraising efforts, according to a

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Italo-Canadian Club showcasing ‘inspiring women’ for 2021 fundraiser

Kingston Italo-Canadian Club (ICC) is seeking nominations to their “2020 Survivor” campaign, in time for their annual International Women’s Day fundraiser. “The International Women’s Day fundraiser is one of the ICC’s biggest events of the year and we are not going to let COVID-19 stop it,” said Banquet director Ashley

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