United Way Day of Caring volunteers give back to community
Annual Day of Caring takes place on June 7th, 2024

KINGSTON, ON (June 6th, 2024) –United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington’s annual Day of Caring takes place on Friday, June 7th. Thanks to Platinum sponsor, TD, this year, over 540 volunteers from 40 workplaces will be tackling projects at 44 local agencies throughout KFL&A.

United Way Day of Caring sends volunteer teams from local organizations to provide much needed assistance to local agencies through projects. These include repair work, gardening, painting, and cleaning. The day is organized by a volunteer committee that has been hard at work for months, identifying projects, recruiting teams, organizing equipment and materials. 

“We are excited for another amazing Day of Caring and the volunteer response has been incredible this year with over 500 individuals eager to take part,” says Kim Peachey, Co-Chair of the United Way Day of Caring Committee. “The Day of Caring is an amazing opportunity for volunteers to learn more about agencies in their community and see firsthand what they do to support countless individuals every day.”

United Way Day of Caring was introduced to KFL&A in 2001. Since then, thousands of volunteer hours have been invested in hundreds of projects in the region.

This year, the day begins at 8 a.m. with a kick-off event (until 8:30 a.m.) at the Community Food Redistribution Warehouse (785 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd.) Teams of volunteers will work throughout the morning and then gather at the Army Navy Airforce Club (317 Gore Rd.) in the afternoon for a wrap-up BBQ.

About United Way KFL&A
United Way Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington works closely with community partners to ensure that people have the opportunity to reach their full potential and live with hope, dignity, and a sense of belonging. This vision is realized by building on deep-rooted local community knowledge and relationships to empower people to make an impact. 

The United Way raises funds for programs that support immediate needs while also tackling complex social issues collaboratively. Led by volunteers, driven by a small professional staff team, the United Way KFL&A is a unifying force, encouraging people to get involved to support our most vulnerable.

Thanks to the continued generous support of the community, United Way KFL&A is proud to rank third among United Ways across Canada in dollars raised related to the size of our market.

Stay up to date by following their social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn or visit www.unitedwaykfla.ca

Media Contact:

Mandy Pasch, Director, Marketing and Communications
United Way KFL&A
613-876-3088, marketing@unitedwaykfla.ca

Additional information:

Thanks to our generous sponsors:
Financial Contributions:

Platinum Sponsor: TD

Other financial sponsors:

Korinne Peachey, Royal LePage Realty
RBC Financial
Empire Life
James Reid Funeral Home

In Kind Donations
Eco Tree
Marshalls Landscaping
Kingston Paint & Decorating
Parade of Paints
Sherwin Williams Paint & Decorating
Battlefield Rentals
A World of Rentals
Sunbelt Rentals
Herc Rentals
Neils Flowers
Home Depot
Riley’s Garden Centre
Metro – Gardiners Rd
Glenn Supply
Canadian Tire – Division Street
Canadian Tire – Kingston Centre
Rigney Building Supply
Asselstine Hardware, Verona
Verona Hardware Limited
Tony Deodato and Sons
And finally Leanne and John O’Mara – Tim Hortons for supplying the coffee/tea and Timbits!

United Way KFL&A Day of Caring Committee:
Jeff Moore and Kim Peachey – Co-chairs
Abi Smith – Caraco
Julie Fossitt – City of Kingston
Stephanie King-Saunders Correctional Services Canada
Sarah Whiteman – Queens University
Michele Finney – Past Chair – Retired from Hydro One