Kingston youth earns thousands for local charity with Gnome for a Home

When she was ten years old, Lylia Essaddam decided she could help support the homeless community here in Kingston. She began designing and hand-painting greeting cards on mixed-media paper, featuring her signature tiny gnomes. She sells her cards and donates 100 per cent of the proceeds to local non-profit charities

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Kingston youth continues to give with ‘Gnome for a Home’

  A local 10-year-old, Lylia Essaddsm, founded Gnome for a Home to help raise awareness about homelessness in Kingston and help them with food and shelter. This started around Christmastime in 2018 while walking downtown Kingston with her family, where she noticed the number of homeless people who were not

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