The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.
This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:
Donate Back to School Supplies. Yesterday, the Kingston-based Social Issues Networking Group (SING), conducted their 16th Annual Back to School Campaign, which offered approximately 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to families in need. The service is provided on a first come, first served basis, and is made possible by generous contributions made by local area businesses, community groups and private donors. The response to SING’s most recent Back to School Campaign underscores the financial pressures felt by many families who experience difficulty paying bills and getting school-aged children ready to return to the classroom. With more and more demands placed upon families and students to bring their own supplies to school, the cost to get back to school easily adds up. Accordingly, this week’s challenge encourages you to reach out with a donation to to SING. Whether you’re able to make a monetary donation or provide a few new supplies, your generosity will help set up students for success.
Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.
Photo credit to US Army Garrison Red Cloud – Casey for today’s pic.