2021 Campaign Goal: $3,614,800
Raised to Date: $1,702,778
Highlights from the Week
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.
In KFL&A, we are situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Huadenosaunee land. There are Métis and other non-status First People from many Indigenous Nations present in our community today. This acknowledgement symbolizes the United Way KFL&A’s first step, of many, along this path toward Indigenous reconciliation, in a respectful manner. Our United Way offices will remain open for the day, but we will be taking time as a staff to reflect and learn and encourage others to do the same.
United Way KFL&A staff will all wore orange to raise awareness of the very tragic legacy of residential schools, and to honour the thousands of Survivors. The day allows time for staff to reflect and learn more about actions that can be taken towards Truth & Reconciliation.
If you would like to learn more about United Way KFL&A’s commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and our first steps in this process visit www.unitedwaykfla.ca/edii. You will also find an Indigenous Programs and Resource Guide on that page.
Recently, Women United also hosted an event focused on Indigenous programs and learning and that can be viewed here.
On September 28th, the City of Kingston hosted their annual Mayor’s BBQ, with a twist, hosting food trucks at two locations. There were lineups for food and lots of staff our supporting United Way KFL&A as always. Thanks so much for the ongoing local love and support.
On September 24th, CNIB held a community BBQ in support of United Way KFL&A – welcoming the public to their Princess Street location! The day raised $250 Thank you so much to the CNIB team for the local love and support!
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