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Help the Queen’s United Way campaign reach its 2019 fundraising goal

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Members of the Queen's United Way campaign team hand over cheque during the Touchdown Breakfast for the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.  

‘Tis the season and for many people in the Queen’s community, it’s a time of giving. In many departments around campus, staff, faculty and students have helped organize food, toy and clothing drives to assist people in our local community.

If you are looking for an opportunity to give this holiday season and help make a difference, the Queen’s United Way campaign is still accepting donations to help show your ‘local love’ and support over 53,000 local citizens through the programs funded by United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.

Our fundraising goal is $370,178 and so far, staff, faculty and retirees have raised $316,847, or 86 per cent of our goal (in 2018, we raised $368,000). To see how United Way funding is helping people in our community, read some of the impact stories of how your money has helped support the programs and services that are vital to a healthy, vibrant community.

How to give

You can choose to make a regular donation by payroll deduction (to begin in January 2020) by signing up through the online e-Pledge system. You can also give a one-time or recurring donation by credit card.

To give a one-time donation by cheque or cash, complete this pledge form and submit it to Queen’s Human Resources, Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollock Wing.

The United Way is also offering its “Gift of Hope” program once again that gives you the chance to support charitable activities in lieu of giving physical presents. Your gift can help purchase boots for children, feed people who are hungry or offer shelter for youth in our community who have no place to live.

If you have any questions about the United Way or the Queen’s campaign, contact any member of the campaign committee:

James Ligthart, Athletics & Recreation
Tom Harris, Provost & VP Academic (Executive Sponsor)
David Gordon, Department of Geography & Planning
Bruce Hutchinson, Retirees
Begona Pereira, Advancement
Sarah Anderson, Faculty of Education
Lisa Callaghan, Canadian Cancer Trials Group
Kellie Hart, Faculty of Arts & Science
Andrew Carroll, University Relations
Mary Kemp, IT Services
Mary Beth Gauthier, Office of the Principal