Youth Homelessness is a complex issue facing the KFL&A community. It takes ongoing funding to provide the continuous support of resources and programs capable of having a positive and measurable impact on the lives of these youth in our region. On July 11, 2018, the City of Kingston, St. Lawrence Parks Commission and Correctional Services Canada presented the United Way KFL&A with the final installment of 50% of net proceeds raised from the Kingston Penitentiary Tours delivered in 2017. A cheque for $421,415.44 was presented and will go towards local Youth Homelessness initiatives. In total, the tours have raised $1.54 million for the United Way KFL&A.
— Kingston Pen Tours (@kingstonpentour) July 11, 2018
Speaking at the event were:
Bryan Paterson, Mayor of Kingston
Scott Harris, Regional Deputy Commissioner, Correctional Service of Canada
Linda Ann Daly, Vice-Chair St. Lawrence Parks Commission
Fred Godbille, 2018 United Way Campaign Chair
Live stream of the cheque presentation