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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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United Way donations matched by RDR Wealth Management

The United Way KFL&A COVID-19 Response Fund will see new donations matched by a generous grant from Ray and Paul Di Rinaldo and the team at RDR Wealth Management. The grant will apply to donations made to the United Way KFL&A COVID-19 Response Fund up to a maximum amount, according

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Second annual Tampon Tuesday Drive more than doubles donations

The second annual Tampon Tuesday Donation Drive collected over 120,000 menstrual hygiene products during the United Way’s two week donation drive. Community members were encouraged to donate pads, tampons, liners and other menstrual hygiene products to help fill a need in the Kingston Frontenac, Lennox & Addington area. During this

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Letter of reflection on COVID-19: One year later

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Last week, on March 11, it was the one-year anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like all organizations, a lot changed for United Way Kingston, Frontenac,

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Local United Way hosts second annual ‘Tampon Tuesday’ drive

After the tremendous success of last year’s Tampon Tuesday drive, the United Way is again asking for period product donations during their second annual event. Over 45,000 hygiene products were donated last year, and distributed to agencies and individuals in need in the community, the United Way said in a

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Mayor Paterson outlines COVID-19 recovery priorities for 2021 Ontario budget

Mayor Bryan Paterson has outlined the City of Kingston’s budget priorities in a submission to Ontario’s Minister of Finance as part of their 2021 budget consultations. “COVID-19 has impacted many aspects of our city and amplified existing challenges of homelessness, mental health, addiction, and access to affordable housing. It has

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Kids Get Stressed Too program goes virtual thanks to United Way grant

Coping with COVID-19 brings mental burdens like worry, frustration, and loneliness to everyone, including children. The Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario (SMPSO), housed at the Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) helps equip children with the tools to cope and manage stress. SMPSO is proud to announce that new funding received

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Second round of Emergency Community Support Fund grants over $350,000 locally

The second round of funding of the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) sees local charities receive a boost of over $350,000. The money will allow charities to adapt and increase frontline services for vulnerable populations during COVID-19, according to a release from the United Way, dated Friday,

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Give back to the community at the United Way Community Donation Drive

The giving season is upon us, and the United Way says many people in the Kingston community are looking for ways to help their fellow community members who may be in need this year. The pandemic has been difficult for many in KFL&A and as the effects of COVID-19 continue,

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Letter: ‘Local Love’ in action

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. As the 2020 United Way KFL&A Campaign draws to a close, I want to thank the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington community and all the amazing people who

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United Way campaign raises over $3.1 million to support community

The United Way KFL&A has surpassed their campaign goal, raising a total of $3,180,301. This achievement was announced by Campaign Chair Antje McNeely during a virtual campaign touchdown event on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, with more than 150 community members tuning in from various workplaces and sectors throughout KFL&A. In

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Community Investment Fund grant applications now open

Charities and not-for-profit organizations may now apply for one-time grants of up to $25,000 through the Community Investment Fund. Funded by the City of Kingston and United Way KFL&A, the Community Investment Fund aims to support local programs and projects to encourage an innovative and collaborative response to social needs

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