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Community Foundation awards Sophie Kiwala Community Builder Award

The following is a message from The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area congratulating Sophie Kiwala as the third annual Community Builder Award winner: The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area has awarded its third annual Community Builder Award to former MPP, Sophie Kiwala. The award recognizes her community leadership

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Odessa garden supports Kingston’s vulnerable community

The stories we tell as we till the land are stories that we will carry with us always” A little patch of land in Odessa — transformed into Jalal Community Charity Garden — has touched the lives of so many people. The property owner, the organizers, the volunteers and the

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Path Home Kingston hopes to combat homelessness and negative stigma

You can’t see what someone has overcome at a glance. That is the main message of Path Home Kingston, a new campaign by United Way KFL&A and the City of Kingston that aims to help community members understand that the causes of homelessness are complex and different for each individual.

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Community Foundation alters spring grants help local COVID-19 response

It seems most everything is at least slightly different in the world since the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the spring grant program through the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area is no different. Normally, the Community Foundation hosts a spring grants award evening, where grants are given out

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Help community during state of emergency by supporting food providers

As the community continues to deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic and state of emergency, it has led many to ask, ‘what can I do to help?’ In response to the groundswell of those looking to do what they can to help the community get through this difficult time of

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Non-profit music venue launches fundraiser CD

The Embassy Live Music Cafe is a unique and cherished music venue in downtown Kingston, and this Saturday, they’re launching a compilation CD as a fundraiser for the non-profit venue. “The idea actually came from (Westport-based musician) Shawn McCullough,” said Travis Blackmore, founder and chair of Lionhearts Inc., the food

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