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United Way Success By 6 Week focuses on early childhood development

Kingston, ON (April 25, 2016) – United Way Success By 6 Week is a fun-filled week of events and activities for the youngest members of our community Read More

Change the World – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge Returns

KINGSTON, Ont. (April 11, 2016) –As part of National Volunteer week, the United Way Volunteer Centre is challenging high school students throughout Read More

‘Volunteers Grow Community’ Award Recipients Announced

Kingston, ON (April 8, 2016) Local agencies will get a chance to invite their volunteers to a reception to celebrate National Volunteer Week. The Volu Read More

Bring Your Volunteers and Celebrate

Kingston, ON (April 4, 2016) National Volunteer Week Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers in KFL&A During National Volunteer Week, April 1 Read More

Kingston 2016 Point in Time Homeless Count on April 6

Kingston, ON (April 4, 2016) On Wednesday, April 6th, 80 volunteers will take to the streets between 7pm and 11pm to conduct a Point in Time count. Ki Read More

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United Way Success By 6 Week focuses on early childhood development

Kingston, ON (April 25, 2016) – United Way Success By 6 Week is a fun-filled week of events and activities for the youngest members of our community. This year features 144 free activities in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington between Sunday, May 1 and Sunday, May 8, 2016. This annual initiative aims to increase public… Read More

Change the World – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge Returns

KINGSTON, Ont. (April 11, 2016) –As part of National Volunteer week, the United Way Volunteer Centre is challenging high school students throughout the region to volunteer for at least three hours over six weeks to “Change The World” as part of the Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge. All hours will count toward high school community involvement… Read More

‘Volunteers Grow Community’ Award Recipients Announced

Kingston, ON (April 8, 2016) Local agencies will get a chance to invite their volunteers to a reception to celebrate National Volunteer Week. The Volunteer Week Celebration is on Monday, April 11, at 4:30pm in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston. Not for profit organizations are invited to bring their volunteers to this… Read More

Bring Your Volunteers and Celebrate

Kingston, ON (April 4, 2016) National Volunteer Week Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers in KFL&A During National Volunteer Week, April 10 to 16, communities pause to thank and recognize their volunteers. United Way Volunteer Centre invites you to bring your volunteers to a free reception to celebrate volunteerism in our community. Please join us:… Read More

Kingston 2016 Point in Time Homeless Count on April 6

Kingston, ON (April 4, 2016) On Wednesday, April 6th, 80 volunteers will take to the streets between 7pm and 11pm to conduct a Point in Time count. Kingston is one of 30 communities participating in the first ever nationally coordinated Point in Time (PiT) Count of homeless individuals.  A PiT Count is a census of… Read More

Philanthropist donates $1.2M for homeless youth facility

By Ian MacAlpine, Kingston Whig-Standard Wednesday, March 2, 2016 8:06:53 EST PM Local philanthropist A. Britton Smith has taken out his chequebook once again, and this time the beneficiary is the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and Kingston homeless youth. It was announced Thursday that Smith, the 95-year-old owner of Homestead Land… Read More

United Way KFL&A receives biggest donation in organization’s history to combat youth homelessness in Kingston

Kingston Heritage By Mandy Marciniak News – For local businessman and philanthropist A. Britton Smith, Kingston has always been home; now he hopes to provide that same feeling of home for young people struggling with homelessness in the city. On March 2, the United Way announced that Smith would be donating $1.2 million to the… Read More

Local philanthropist donates $1.2 million to house homeless youth

Lives Transformed Largest single gift in United Way’s 75 year history Kingston, ON — United Way’s Honorary Patron and local philanthropist A. Britton Smith has made a gift of $1.2 million, through the United Way, to support a home for homeless youth, age 16-19 years, where they will be nurtured and helped to turn their… Read More

United Way Next Gen Masquerade Event Returns

February 25, 2016 What: The fourth annual Next Gen Masquerade is going to be bigger, better and more mysterious than ever! Slip into semi-formal attire, add a mask and get ready for a night of dancing, cocktails, appetizers and a little intrigue! There will be live music from the Downtown Trio on the lower level,… Read More

‘Volunteers Grow Community’ Awards Nominations Due March 18

Kingston, ON (February 22, 2016) The United Way Volunteer Centre has opened its call for nominations for the annual Volunteers Grow Community Awards. The awards, sponsored by Investors Group, recognize Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington residents who make a positive difference in our community by volunteering with a local not-for-profit. “We know how important volunteers… Read More

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