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Queen’s students create fundraiser for COVID-19 devastation in India

A small group of South Asian students at Queen’s University, with the support of Queen’s International Students Working Group (ISWG), has set up a GoFundMe page to help fund grassroots work in India amidst the current devastation caused by COVID-19. Since mid-April, news coming out of India has highlighted a

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Annual walk aims to raise funds for Alzheimer’s in KFL&A

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is back, albeit with a pandemic twist. This year the goal is to raise more than $53,000 throughout the month of May. Participants are encouraged to take at least one step in support of each one of the 4,300 people living with dementia in

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Amherst Island Radio approved for signal boost, needs funds for new tower

A local radio station should be tuned in to more listeners this fall. Amherst Island Radio announced this week it has been approved for a signal boost increase that will help their signal reach more radios.  Amherst Island Radio has been approved by the CRTC for a massive signal boost

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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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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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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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The Beer Store campaign raises over $23,000 for KHSC

At an informal gathering outside the Midland Avenue location on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, The Beer Store presented a generous gift to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF), which will support Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). Since the onset of COVID-19, The Beer Store has been running a fundraising campaign

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YMCA launches their annual campaign to continue building history

Did you know, the YMCA has been part of the DNA of Canada since 1851, having pioneered many important Canadian events? Offering the first night classes to women and immigrants, helping to found three Canadian universities, training Canadian soldiers to return to civilian life, expanding libraries to working class neighbourhoods,

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UHKF encourages businesses to “Share Your Smile” with button campaign

The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) has launched a fundraising campaign to help Kingston and area communities feel connected in a new way. The Share Your Smile button campaign has the UHKF making buttons with your smiling face on them. They are hoping this campaign will help businesses and services

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Alzheimer Society seeking community support through virtual fundraisers

Alongside many other organizations and societies, Alzheimer Societies have made changes to their fall fundraising campaigns. Funds raised by these campaigns will provide the over 4000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in our community, and their care partners, much needed social, recreation and support programming, the Alzheimer Society

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United Way’s ambitious goal reflects increased need in the community

This year, the United Way KFL&A has announced a fundraising goal of $2,900,000 for their annual campaign. The virtual announcement was made this morning through Facebook and the United Way KFL&A website by 2020 Campaign Chair and Kingston Chief of Police, Antje McNeely, reads a media release dated Friday, Sept.

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Local Family and Children’s Services helping kids access summer camps

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many of the children served by the Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (FACSFLA) were in danger of not getting the summer they deserve. FACSFLA, a Children’s Aid Society, has spent $25,000 on summer camps or alternatives for nearly 100 children. They

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