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Grilling for the United Way

The Queen’s campaign for the United Way is well underway and will get a boost Thursday with a barbeque lunch at the corner of Union Street and University Avenue, from 11 am to 3 pm.

[United Way BBQ]
Student volunteers will be serving up hamburger and hot dogs Thursday in support of the United Way. (Supplied Photo) 

Hosted by the Alma Mater Society, student volunteers will be serving up hamburger and hot dogs throughout the afternoon, with proceeds going to the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac Lennox and Addington. Donations will also be accepted.

The United Way Campaign at Queen's has set a goal to raise $300,000 from students, staff, faculty and retirees. Queen’s is a key partner in the annual campaign, comprising 10-15% of the total raised each year.

The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington funds agencies that help 75,000 people locally each year, including 13,775 school students who were provided nutritious food to help them learn better at school, 1,810 children and youth who were healthy, active and safe by participating in afterschool activities, 250 seniors who were dealing with elder abuse issues found a new sense of safety, and 1,705 people found a place to call home with emergency, transitional or affordable permanent housing.

Donation can be made online at https://andarweb.unitedwaykfla.ca/quregistration through payroll deduction or credit card. If you would prefer to make your gift by cheque or cash, please pick up a form at the Human Resources reception desk in Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollock Wing or request, through the online system, a form to be sent to you. You have the option to make a one-time gift or, back by popular demand, choose to have your pledge automatically renewed each year.

For any questions, send an email to queensunitedway@queensu.ca.