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:
Make a donation to United Way KFL&A. Chances are you know someone who is taking part in the annual campaign to raise funds for the United Way. Many businesses, schools and other organizations participate in the United Way Campaign every year with a certain financial goal in mind to help provide services in their community. This year, the Kingston campaign has set a goal of $3,418,000 and is currently sitting at $2,828,626. The campaign ends on November 29th so there is still plenty of time to add your donation. Thousands of volunteers work together across Canada to raise funds for the United Way. These funds go towards building stronger communities through programs such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters; The Boys’ and Girls’ Club; Youth Diversion Program; Joe’s MILL; Loving Spoonful; Success By Six; Almost Home; Martha’s Table; Dawn House; Youth Poverty Challenge; Dress for Success; Elizabeth Fry Society…the list goes on and on and all of these terrific programs make a huge impact on our community. You can see a full list here. So this week, make your contribution by choosing a program or organization that speaks to you. There are many ways to donate so check out the United Way website and make a difference.
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.