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United Way exceeds campaign goal

By Ian MacAlpine, Kingston Whig-Standard Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:42:56 EST PM The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has exceeded its fundraising goal for yet another year, this time by a margin of about $4,000. Campaign chair Pat Murphy made the announcement that the campaign raised $3,504,001 in front of approximately 500… Read More

United Way KFLA receives largest bequest in its 75 year history

Audrey and Peter Scholes Memorial Fund provides for most vulnerable in our community  KINGSTON, ON / Monday, July 10, 2017 – The Eternity Fund, United Way’s endowment fund, received its largest amount ever with a bequest from long time donors, Audrey and Peter Scholes.  The bequest is over $1.5 million, pushing the United Way’s endowment fund… 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 KFLA Campaign Crosses $2 Million Mark

The United Way KFLA campaign has just crossed the $2 million mark, thanks to the hard work and support of volunteers and donors. To date $2,049,714 has been raised. This represents 60% of the $3,400,000 goal that was announced at the Campaign kick-off on September 11, 2015. There is still time to donate and support… Read More

Seeing is Believing tour takes campaign volunteers to see how agency funds are used

By Michael Lea, Kingston Whig-Standard Friday, September 25, 2015 As volunteer manager for the Youth Diversion agency, Jackie Franklin has been used to having the United Way’s Seeing is Believing tour come through her doors as workplace campaign volunteers took the opportunity to see where United Way funding goes. But on Friday, Franklin got to… Read More

Program puts young man on right path

Students across the city have been slowly settling into their new routines over the past week, maybe even enjoying the new challenges they face. But for one young Kingston man, back-to-school time each year was something that presented only obstacles and frustration. For Cody Allan, school was little more than a year of struggling to… Read More

Applications sought for Community Investment Fund grants

KINGSTON, ONT./Aug. 4, 2015 – Charities and not-for-profit organizations may now apply for one-time grants of up to $25,000 for local programs and projects through the Community Investment Fund. The 2015 Community Investment Fund grant application form and guidelines are now available on the United Way Kingston, Frontenac , Lennox & Addington website at https://unitedwaykfla.ca/funding/fund-distribution/…. Read More

The Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities met with Mayor Bryan Paterson and leaders from local youth support services on Tuesday

Kingston Whig Standard, July 15, 2015 The Ministry of Children and Youth Services will unveil yet more funding and programs for Kingston youth support services on Wednesday. Sophie Kiwala, MPP for Kingston and the Islands, announced Monday that Kingston will receive $389,000 for a new youth mentorship program. On Wednesday, local organizations will learn about… Read More

Youth Volunteer Challenge Breaks Records Locally

Local High School Students exceed Volunteer Challenge goals once again KINGSTON, Ont. (June 10, 2015) – Local high school students have exceeded local targets of 2,500 students and 7,500 volunteer hours for a fourth year in a row. This year 3,690 students volunteered for an impressive 20,424 hours during the Change the World: Ontario Youth… Read More

Volunteers enjoy getting into community

By Michael Lea, Kingston Whig-Standard Friday, June 5, 2015 10:16:15 EDT PM Tammy Horner, a continued care support for youth worker with Family and Children’s Services, was digging in a garden off Compton Street for the Kingston Community Health Centres Friday morning. It was her assigned task for the United Way’s Day of Caring, a… Read More

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