United Way KFLA Weekly Campaign Update - Nov 5, 2021

2021 Campaign Goal: $3,614,800
Raised to Date: $3,032,876
Percentage: 84%

Highlights from the Week

$3 million! 

With just over a month to go, the United Way KFL&A campaign has reached another milestone – less than $1 million left to get to this year’s goal! A big shout out and thank you again to the incredible KFL&A community for the amazing progress towards this year’s community fundraising goal.

Winter Clothing Drive

The Winter Clothing Drive continues until Nov. 5. Special thanks again to our partners at Kingston Frontenac Public Library and Lennox and Addington Public Libraries for offering their space for collection and thanks to the teams at Lionhearts, Martha’s Table and St. Vincent de Paul picking up at these locations throughout the drive. Also, thanks to the Rotary Club in Kingston for helping recruit volunteers to sort as items come in.

Workplaces and community members are asked to donate clean, new or gently used coats and boots (coats must be washable only; no leather or heavy wool) and new accessories including new hatsmittsscarves and socks. Items can be dropped off to collection bins throughout KFL&A from October 25 – November 5.

Currently, adult coats are most needed.

For more information about this year’s Winter Clothing Drive visit  https://www.unitedwaykfla.ca/winterclothingdrive

Empire Life virtual cooking classes

A big shout out to the team at Empire Life for getting creative with their campaign fundraisers. In the past week they have had two virtual cooking classes for staff to take part in with proceeds to their United Way campaign. What a great idea and a great way to interact safely. The dishes look great!

City of Kingston Clothing Drive collection

A big shout out and thank you to the team at the City of Kingston for collecting and dropping off hundreds of items for the Winter Clothing Drive. Truly #locallove in action in our community!


BGC South East Halloween Photo Contest
What: The Halloween tradition continues. BCG South East is inviting community members to submit Halloween photos until November 5th with prizes for the top photos.
Where: TO ENTER email your photos to events@bgcsoutheast.ca – prize categories are 6 & under, 7-12, 13-18 and youth& group
When: Deadline for submissions is November 5th

Big Brother Big Sisters Café lunch in support of United Way
What: Big Brothers Big Sisters will be hosting  a café lunch as part of their United Way fundraiser for this year’s campaign. The Community Café funds their mentoring programs, and operates a dedicated cooking skills program for youth with disabilities.
Where: West End Community Centre, 1300 Bath Road
When: November 10, 11am – 1pm
Lunch Special: Beef or Vegetarian Chili – $5 Dine In or Take Out Available
Please Complete the order form by Monday, November 8 at noon: ORDER FORM HERE
For large orders or questions, please email: events@bgcsoutheast.ca

United Way KFL&A 2021 Campaign Touchdown
What: Daren Dougall, 2021 United Way Campaign Chair, would like to invite you to the 2021 Campaign Touchdown celebrations, featuring the Town Crier, messages from local leaders and agencies, and the all-important number reveal!
Where: Although we can’t gather for breakfast, please join us for a virtual celebration. Join this live virtual event by registering online https://touchdown-2021.eventbrite.ca  
A Zoom link will be provided once registered.
When: Thursday, November 25, 9 – 10:15am