In September 1941, the Kingston Community Chest was incorporated with a mandate to develop cooperation among social agencies in the Kingston area and to provide financial support to social service agencies. The first campaign raised $23,500.
In 1964, the Kingston and District United Fund was incorporated to unify health, welfare and recreational appeals in the Kingston area. With a Campaign achievement of $202,026.81, money was allocated to: Salvation Army, John Howard Society, CNIB, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Community Welfare Council, Sunnyside Children’s Centre, VON, Children’s Aid Society, YMCA, YWCA, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, CARS. Red Cross Society, Rehabilitation Foundation for the Disabled, CGIT, Canadian Mental Health and the Brigantine Inc.
In 1974, the United Fund started operating under the name of the United Way with a Campaign goal of $345,000 and supporting 25 agencies.
Now, 75 years later, the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington raises over $3 million annually and supports 62 programs delivered by 45 agencies. These programs helped 75,000 people. Additionally the United Way works with community stakeholders to address root causes of social issues and focuses on long term outcomes.
Over the past 74 years, the United Way has raised over $64 million.
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