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Day of Caring

DOC-LOGO-2012-w-UW-logo-smallDay of Caring is a community-wide United Way event that demonstrates the power of volunteering. On Friday, June 8th, 2018 200 volunteers, making up 24 teams from a wide range of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington workplaces spent the day working on 24 projects in our community.

Participants took on light construction, gardening and maintenance tasks while gaining behind-the-scenes insight into the work of local agencies and organizations. It was a win-win for all; much-needed projects were completed and volunteers learned about their community through a hands-on experience.

Committee chair, Michele Finney, says, “The Day of Caring gives workplace teams the chance to give back to local agencies for all the hard work they do in our community. Volunteers have an opportunity to learn more about local agencies while assisting them to complete much-needed work. Encouraging volunteerism and instilling in workplaces the power to give is so important in growing a strong, healthy and connected community.”

Day of Caring was introduced to KFL&A in 2001. Since then, 15,000 volunteer hours have been invested in over 350 projects.

This year’s event was sponsored by Hydro One, Empire Life, Portuguese Cultural Centre of Kingston, Tim Horton’s and Wilkinson and INVISTA (Canada) Company.

Read more about Day of Caring courtesy of the Whig-Standard .


  • Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
  • Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre
  • Assurant
  • Bombardier
  • Canadian Defense Academy
  • CIBC
  • City of Kingston
  • Correctional Service Canada
  • E.I. DuPont Canada Company
  • Empire Life
  • Goodyear
  • Home Depot
  • Hydro One
  • Labour Team
  • Lafarge
  • India Canada Association of Kingston
  • Integrated Personnel Support Centre
  • INVISTA (Canada) Company
  • Kingston District Labour Council
  • Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development
  • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Novelis
  • United Way Next Gen Ambassadors
  • Youth Diversion


  • Boys & Girls Club – Robert Meek Centre
  • Boys & Girls Club – Robert Meek Centre
  • Community Harvest Kingston
  • Elizabeth Fry Society
  • Extend-A-Family Kingston
  • Kingston Day Care – Trillium Child Care Centre
  • Kingston Day Care- St. Martha Childcare Centre
  • Kingston Day Care-Collins Bay Child Care Centre
  • Kingston Home Base Housing
  • Kingston Home base Housing -Lily’s Pace Kingston Interval House
  • Kingston Interval House LACCP-The Kids’ Place Early Childhood Centre
  • Lakeside Community Garden
  • Lennox and Addington Interval House
  • Limestone Advisory for Child Care Programs Lunch by George
  • Oak Street Community Garden
  • Robinson Community Garden
  • Seniors Association Kingston Region
  • Southern Frontenac Community Services
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston
  • Sunnyside Community Garden


  • Chair: Michele Finney, Hydro One
  • Tammy Kuehn, E.I. du Pont Canada Company
  • Avery Verschuren, Hydro One
  • Joanne Webb, Hydro One
  • Karleigh Corbett, CIBC


  • Empire Life
  • Hydro One
  • Portuguese Cultural Centre of Kingston
  • Tim Hortons
  • Wilkinson & Company LLP


  • Atkinson Home Hardware
  • Burts Greenhouses
  • CRS Rentals
  • Home Depot
  • INVISTA (Canada) Company
  • Kingston Paint and Decorating
  • L. Martin Garden Centre
  • Parade of Paints
  • Pleasantview
  • Rigney Building Supplies
  • Riley’s Garden Centre

2017 Day of Caring Photos