#ygkChallenge: Operation Red Nose

ygkchallenge, Operation Red Nose, 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:

Volunteer to drive. The Kingston Operation Red Nose campaign is operated by host organization La Route du Savoir, the French Literacy Centre of Kingston, which offers adult education and training programs. Former executive director Marc Bissonette started the Kingston branch in 1997 in order to raise funds for literacy programs targeting youth in ygk. Operation Red Nose works with local police to offer rides – including getting your car home – to anyone who feels unfit to drive themselves throughout the holiday season, and they are looking for volunteers for this year’s campaign. We challenge you to get involved with Operation Red Nose. Volunteers can work as an Escort Driver, a Designated Driver or a Navigator. Learn more about these jobs here and download the application form. If you aren’t able to volunteer, then we challenge you to call Operation Red Nose when you’re in need of a lift this December. Rides are by donation and are confidential and non-judgemental. This year’s campaign began last weekend and runs December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 31st. There are lots of ways to get involved and to make use of this fantastic program so be sure to take a look around their site and give them a call when you need to: 613-544-7447.

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.

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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