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Community organizations offer mobile teen drop-in for Gananoque

Youth in Gananoque will soon have a safe space to gather, thanks to a partnership between the YMCA of Eastern Ontario, the Town of Gananoque, the United Way, the Gananoque Police, and RNJ Youth Services. Following the success of the teen program in operation at the Brockville YMCA, these local

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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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Fire Prevention Week gives residents a chance to win with local restaurants

Fire Prevention Week kicks off this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, and Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR), in partnership with KFLA Fire Rescue, will be serving up daily fire safety tips, according to a release from KFR, dated Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. The tips will be released daily through videos filmed

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Backpack Campaign seeking community donations to support local families

The United Way KFL&A are asking for donations to their Backpack Campaign. This annual program provides families and children with backpacks and supplies for each school year. The United Way says the demand for school supplies is higher than ever and they are using funds typically given to the Backpack

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Boys and Girls Club offering day camp at LaSalle Secondary School

The Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area (BGCK) is expanding their summer camp operations into the City’s east end, following overwhelming demand. BGCK announced on Jun. 19, 2020 that their summer camp programs would proceed. The news came at an uncertain time, as other summer day camp providers

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United Way boosts new Youth Hub with $435,000 in funding

Just days after the announcement of its new Youth Services Hub, Home Base Housing is welcoming in the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) as its first partner with a contribution totaling $435,000.00 to help relocate One Roof Youth Services Hub. “One Roof already does some phenomenal

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Local United Way surpasses annual campaign goal

The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A) has surpassed their annual campaign goal raising a record-breaking $3,654,000. The announcement took place as over 500 volunteers and supporters gathered at the Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre, the United Way KFL&A Campaign Touchdown Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.

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Boys and Girls Club opens east end location

  You can’t find your way to the Boys and Girls Club new east-end location on Google maps (yet). According to Morgan Davis, manager of social enterprise and sales for the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area (BGCK), they’re still waiting for the postcard from Google to confirm

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Seeing is Believing Tour: Breaking stigma one tour at a time

By Jemma Dooreleyers Whether it was a food drive in elementary school, a high school fashion show fundraiser, or a coin jar at the front of a local business, I can guarantee that you have you have been involved with raising money for the United Way, one way or another.

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Two years of Kingston Penitentiary tours generate over $1.5 million for United Way

Since tours of Kingston Penitentiary began in 2016, the popular attraction for tourists and locals alike has contributed approximately $1.54 million to local youth homelessness initiatives through the United Way. On the grounds of the historic building that thousands have now toured, the cheque for final installment of 50 per

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