United Way KFLA Weekly Campaign Update - Sept 23, 2021

2021 Campaign Goal: $3,614,800
Raised to Date: $1,702,778
Percentage: 47%

Highlights from the Week

Women United Event
On Monday September 20th, United Way KFL&A’s Women United held their first in person event since 2019. The event, hosted at Lake Ontario Park’s Manidoo Ogitigan (Spirit Garden) focused on Indigenous programming and resources in the community.

It was wonderful to see people in person (safely of course) and special thanks to TD for sponsoring, Pan Chancho Bakery & Café for catering, wonderful performers from One Roof, Kingston Youth Services Hub, speakers from Elizabeth Fry Kingston, and Maureen Buchanan from Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest for her knowledge and blessings. Thanks to all the organizers and attendees and hopefully more events like this can happen in the future. A video of the event will be posted to our website and you can learn more about Women United at www.unitedwaykfla.ca/womenunited

Secura BBQ
On September 17th, Secura Financial held their annual community BBQ in support of United Way KFL&A – welcoming the public to one of the first in person events since 2019! The day raised $1,500! Thank you so much to Pat Murphy and his team for this amazing local love and support!

Goodyear Golf Tournaments and Fishing Derby
The team at Goodyear held two golf tournaments in support of United Way KFL&A last week and hosted a Fishing Derby for employees this week. Always great to see the support and excitement (and fish!) that come with these events and great to see workplaces taking advantage of nice weather for outdoor events while they still can!


LCBO Point of Sale Campaign
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

City of Kingston – Mayor’s Kick-off BBQ
What: This year’s annual Mayor’s BBQ will look a little different. Instead of the traditional BBQ at Lake Ontario Park, food trucks will be visiting two different city locations.
Where: 1211 John Counter Blvd., & 175 Rideau Street
When: September 29th 12 pm