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#ygkChallenge: Continue to Donate

Donate, food bank, Kingston, OntarioThe #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 throughout the year. After the holiday season, we’re all pretty donated out.  After weeks of going to concerts and shows with food donation admission prices, dropping a few coins into Salvation Army kettles and giving our time and money to food banks and other charities, a lot of us are tapped out for making donations for a little while.  The thing is, money and food are still needed.  In fact, in many cases, they are needed more at this time of year and beyond than during the holiday season.  This week we challenge you to continue to donate in a way that makes financial sense for you.  Last year, after the holidays were over, I decided to spend an extra $20 each month at the grocery store on non-perishable items for the food bank box at the door.  Since I tend to get groceries once a week, this worked out to spending $5 extra dollars each time I went.  To me this seemed like a very doable amount of money to spend and the donation boxes being at the grocery stores make it super convenient to drop off an item or two on your way out.  So, think about a way that could work for you.  Even just $5 a month can go a long way to help a family in need.

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.

Thanks to Bonnie Natko for the photo associated with this week’s #ygk challenge.

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Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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