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Giving the gift of hope through the United Way

The Queen’s United Way campaign continues to raise funds towards its $320,000 target, and the goal is in sight.

During the holidays the Queen’s community can continue to show their support for the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington through the annual Gift of Hope campaign.

The Gift of Hope is available through the United Way KFLA website and provides opportunities to donate and provide support in six categories: Buy Winter Boots to Keep a Child Warm; Refugee Relief; Help Give a Youth Shelter; Hot Meals for the Hungry; Welcome Home Basket; and Buy a Backpack for a Child.

“The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington is addressing the root causes of poverty by bringing ideas as well as volunteers to a problem, and working with the community to solve it,” says Michael Fraser, Vice-Principal (University Relations) and Executive Sponsor for the Queen’s United Way campaign. “It’s encouraging to consider how many lives are touched by the United Way, thanks to the support of the Queen’s community and so many others.”

While the United Way KFLA has wrapped up its campaign, the Queen’s United Way campaign continues to accept donations for its campaign. The final total will be announced in January.

Queen’s community members can back the United Way through payroll deduction, a one-time gift, credit card, cheque or cash. To make a donation online through the United Way’s ePledge system, simply go to queensu.ca/unitedway. Please note that if you donated last year and selected the auto-renewal action, no further action is required unless you would like to change your donation. 

More information on the campaign and the role of the Queen’s United Way Campaign Committee is available in this Gazette article.