2021 Campaign Goal: $3,614,800
Raised to Date: $2,747,217
Highlights from the Week
Less than $1 million to go
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 is officially underway with items coming in each day. Special thanks 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 hats, mitts, scarves 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
Since 2012, Novelis employees have worked with United Way KFL&A to undertake a wide variety of projects during their annual Novelis Neighbor Week. This year, Novelis volunteers will help Lionhearts with a maintenance and preparation project, scraping, pressure washing and painting steel racking. This project will help with the Community Food Redistribution Warehouse project that is moving forward. The project will be key to ensure that the warehouse space has the equipment necessary to receive and distribute food donations safely and efficiently.
Thank you to the amazing team at Novelis for the continued #locallove and support
Limestone District School Board Chili cook-off
A big shout out and thank you to the team at Limestone District School Board for holding their annual chili cook-off in support of United Way KFL&A. Great to see this tradition continue!
MNP Food Truck Lunch
What: MNP in partnership with the Grocery Basket Food Truck, invites community members to purchase lunch in support of United Way KFL&A. More details here.
Where & When: Tuesday, November 2 from 11:30 am to 1:30pm at the Smith Robinson Building (27 Princess Street) parking lot & Wednesday, November 3 from 11:30am – 1:30 pm in the parking lot between City Place Buildings (1473 John Counter Blvd.)
MOVE 98.3’s LIVE On-Air Auction in support of United Way of KFL&A is back!
What: Kingston’s MOVE 98.3 will hold a 4 hour live on-air auction to raise funds for the United Way of KFL&A’s 2021 Campaign! The highest bidder will receive an exclusive in-person broadcast of MOVE 98.3’s REID & BEN In The MORNING from their business location
Where: On air
When: November 4th 6 – 10 am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – prize categories are 6 & under, 7-12, 13-18 and youth& group
When: Deadline for submissions is November 5th