United Way KFLA Weekly Campaign Update - Oct 14, 2021

2021 Campaign Goal: $3,614,800
Raised to Date: $2,093,129
Percentage: 58%

Highlights from the Week

$2 million!

Last week, the campaign surpassed 50 % of this year’s goal and this week it topped $2 million thanks to the incredible KFL&A community

Thank you to all the amazing volunteers, workplaces, cabinet members and donors for showing your #locallove

Wonderful to see KFL&A continue to come together to support friends, family, neighbours and more. And thank you to all the amazing agencies, their teams and frontline workers for continuing to support the community in these challenging times. 

Winter Clothing Drive

As temperatures drop and winter approaches, coats and warm clothing become a necessity. Many community members rely on donated items to help them keep warm and this year, United Way KFL&A is hoping the community can help once again.

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.

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

Invista Fish Fry
On October 7th, Invista hosted their annual Fish Fry for staff and retirees. Great to see this annual event continue and enjoyed by staff. Thanks so much for the ongoing local love and support.

Novelis BBQ

On October 13th, Novelis hosted a BBQ for their team and the event even included a live band – great to see! Thank you so much to the Novelis team for the local love and support!


Community Garage Sale
What: Come out to the parking lot of Collins Bay Institution for a community Garage Sale in support of United Way KFL&A. Free parking is available on site and Smoke ‘N’ Barrel food truck will also be there.
Where: Collins Bay Institution Parking Lot, 1455 Bath Road
When: Saturday, October 16, from 8am to 2pm

LCBO Point of Sale Campaign – last weekend
What: The annual LCBO Point of Sale campaign runs for more than two weeks and gives community members the opportunity to support local United Way funded programs when they make a purchase. The campaign runs at LCBO stores across Ontario with money raised in each community staying local.
Where: LCBO stores through KFL&A
When: September 23rd until October 17th

Win a Ride to School with Kingston Fire and Rescue
What: Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR) invites residents to participate in an online auction for a chance to Ride to School with Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong, in support of the United Way of KFL&A.
Where: Visit the website to place bids and check back often to update!
When: Bidding is open until October 22nd