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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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Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ontario goes virtual

Routinely raising half a million dollars in support of Special Olympics Ontario, the annual Polar Plunge is back, and this year it’s fully virtual. In Kingston the annual Polar Plunge fundraiser looks a little different this year, as participants in the city and from across the province join in to

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Welborne Avenue PS reaches lofty fundraising goal

The Welbourne Avenue Public School has raised $5000 for their annual fundraising campaign. While they did not collect goods, as in years past, they did collect gift card donations for the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Fund. “The fundraising has been an ongoing source of community involvement for the past 15+

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Kingston ranks third on GoFundMe’s list of Most Generous Cities in Canada

The global fundraising platform GoFundMe released its annual Year in Giving Report on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Kingston has ranked third ‘most generous city’ in Canada for the year, based on donations per capita. “Kingston continues to prove its generosity, from helping a local music scene legend fight terminal bone

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A letter of thanks from the Alzheimer Society of KFLA

The following is a submitted Letter to the Editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. This year has certainly been a challenging one for many individuals, charities and businesses alike. Many of the fundraising events that were planned in support of the Alzheimer

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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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Amherstview Foodland’s Pumpkinfest raises thousands to feed the needy

Amherstview Foodland has raised nearly $5000 for the Lions Club of Amherstview during their month-long Pumpkinfest initiative. During the month of October, one dollar from the sale of every pumpkin at Foodland was donated to the Lions, in support of their annual Christmas Hamper program. “We ended up selling over

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