The United Way KFL&A mission is to build and strengthen our community by bringing people and resources together to facilitate change. We see a future where people are self-sufficient in a community where individuals live with hope, dignity and a sense of belonging.
“I get to be the face of the campaign, but the work that is done is really done by workplaces, by volunteers and at the end of the day it is the donors that make the impact. They choose to help their friends, families and neighbours in the most meaningful way and in a way they can see the impact in their day to day life and that is really what the United Way represents in our community.”
Daren Dougall2021 United Way KFL&A Campaign Chair
“I can’t say enough about how the United Way has been able to help Lionhearts, along with so many other agencies across Kingston and surrounding area. Really it’s all about partnerships. We’re honoured to stand side-by-side with them to be able to provide these services.”
Travis BlackmoreFounder & Executive Director, Lionhearts Inc.
“United Way works tirelessly to fund over 60+ programs in our community that serve some of the most vulnerable clients. During COVID 19 United Way has demonstrated their leadership by providing additional funding to many agencies in Kingston, including Kingston Community Health Centre, funding support for the homeless, supporting the Good Food Box program and developing the new Seniors’ Food Box.”
Helen MabberlyManager, Family and Community Health at KCHC
“COVID-19 turned everything on its head. Long-time volunteers had to step away due to the health risks, but others came in and filled the void. Because of the United Way's investment in Morningstar, from local and federal funds, we have been able to respond generously, and compassionately, to a community in crisis. We could not have done any of this without you.”
Kevin AlkenbrackExecutive Director, Morningstar Mission, Napanee
The United Way invests in programs that have a wide range of impact. These programs support thousands of local residents, helping them when they need it the most. For more videos, tours and panel discussions click here.
"My wife and I have always donated to the United Way KFL&A because we know the donated funds are used in our community. In my retirement, I have become more aware of the people in need in our community. I encourage you to support these vital programs by volunteering and by making a donation. Through the United Way you make a difference in the lives of so many."
"With our United Way funding, we go right to the grocery store or a local supplier and purchase the food that helps a student take advantage of everything school has to offer. You can be confident that your donation to the United Way stays here, in KFL&A and supports students in our community"
Brenda MooreFood Sharing Project
“United Way came in and adopted us and things changed dramatically, we didn’t have people waiting on the step for a bed in the winter. They stay as long as they need to and we help them get into transitional housing. We provide them with structure and help them. Because of United Way we get to help raise these children and I feel honoured and so proud to know them.”
United Way of KFL&A would like to acknowledge this traditional territory’s longer existence and its significance
for the Indigenous people who lived and continue to live on Turtle Island.
We are situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Huadenosaunee land. There are Métis and other non-status First
People from many Indigenous Nations present in our community today. This acknowledgement symbolizes the United
Way KFL&A’s first step, of many, along this path toward Indigenous reconciliation, in a respectful manner.