Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.
This week’s challenge encourages you to:
Donate to United Way. It is once again time for the annual United Way Campaign and this year the KFL&A branch has raised its goal by $63,000 to $3,481,000. There is a good chance you know someone who is raising funds for United Way, whether it is through your work, school or other organizations. Even more importantly, it is very possible that you know someone who has benefited from the work the United Way does. Funds raised last year went to help 74,000 people across the Kingston community through dozens of programs and services offered in ygk. That works out to be about 1 in 3 Kingstonians. The money raised goes towards programs such as The Boys’ and Girls’ Club; Loving Spoonful; Martha’s Table; Almost Home; Success By Six; Big Brothers and Big Sisters; Dawn House and many, many more. This year’s campaign runs until November 28th. This week we challenge you to choose a program or organization and make a donation. There are many ways to donate so be sure to check out the United Way website and make a difference in your community.
Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.