United Way Day of Caring volunteers give back to community

June 8, 2023

KINGSTON, ON (June 8th, 2023) –United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington’s annual Day of Caring takes place on Friday, June 9th. This year, over 400 volunteers from 31 workplaces will be tackling projects at 41 local agencies throughout KFL&A.

United Way Day of Caring sends volunteer teams from local organizations to provide much needed assistance to local agencies through projects. These include repair work, gardening, painting, and cleaning. The day is organized by a volunteer committee that has been hard at work for months, identifying projects, recruiting teams, organizing equipment and materials. 

“We are excited for another amazing Day of Caring and the volunteer response has been incredible this year – lots of workplaces and individuals eager to take part,” says Michele Finney, Chair of the United Way Day of Caring Committee. “Day of Caring is a great opportunity for volunteers to learn more about agencies in their community and see firsthand what they do to help individuals.”

United Way Day of Caring was introduced to KFL&A in 2001. Since then, thousands of volunteer hours have been invested in hundreds of projects in the region.

This year, the day begins at 8 a.m. with a kick-off event (until 8:30 a.m.) at the Community Food Redistribution Warehouse (785 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd.) Teams of volunteers will work throughout the morning and then gather at the Army Navy Airforce Club (317 Gore Rd.) from noon onwards for a wrap-up BBQ.

Organizers continue to monitor air quality to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

 Please note, a full list of projects and addresses is attached below to help plan coverage.

UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING - JUNE 9th, 2023

Name of Agency

Address

Workplace Team

AllSteps - The Kids' Place

1044 Lancaster Drive

Queen’s Vice-Principal Research Portfolio

Addiction Mental Health Services-KFLA

35 Lyons Street

Novelis

Army Navy Airforce Club

317 Gore Road

Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

Army Navy Airforce Club

317 Gore Road

Joyceville Institution Health services

BGC South East

559 Bagot Street 

James Reid Funeral Home

Centre for Abuse and Trauma Therapy

234 Concession Street

Queen’s Health Sciences

City of Kingston

 City Park

Novelis

City of Kingston

 Lake Ontario Park

Assurant

City of Kingston

 Lake Ontario Park

Utilities Kingston

Collins Bay Child Care Centre

4075 Bath Road

Goodyear Napanee

Dawn House

 

Correctional Services Canada Regional Headquarters

Dawn House

 

Hydro One

Dawn House

 

DuPont Canada

Dress for Success

845 Princess Street

Queen’s Office of Provost

Dress for Success

845 Princess Street

Alstom

Elizabeth Fry Kingston

127 Charles Street

Queen’s Smith School of Business

Extend-A-Family Kingston

362 Montreal Street

Service Ontario

Hospice Kingston

340 Union Street                

Family & Children Services of FL&A

Independent Living Centre Kingston

540 Montreal Street

CIBC

Integrated Care Hub

661 Montreal Street

RBC

Kingston Community Health Centres – Pathways to Education

263 Weller Avenue

Invista

Kingston Home Base Non-Profit Housing Inc

52 Lidell Street

Smith School of Business

Kingston Home Base Non-Profit Housing

149 Kingscourt Avenue

Celanese

Kingston Home Base Non-Profit Housing Inc

149 Kingscourt Avenue

Queen’s Smith School of Business

Kingston Home Base Non-Profit Housing

220 Sutherland Drive

Queen’s Smith School of Business

Kingston Home Base Non-Profit Housing

220 Sutherland Drive

Correctional Services Canada

Kingston Indigenous Language Nest

610 Montreal Street

Queen’s University Principal Office

Kingston Interval House

 

Queen’s Smith School of Business

Kingston Interval House

 

Queen’s Smith School of Business

Kingston Military Family Resource Centre

32 Lundy's Lane

Corrections Services Canada Regional Headquarters Indigenous

Kingston Youth Shelter

212 Yonge Street

Empire Life

Kingston Youth Shelter

294 Elmwood Street

Correctional Services Canada

Lakeside Community Garden

370 Front Road

Assurant

Lily's Place

 

Enbridge

Little Forests Kingston

1130 Montreal Street

Correctional Services Canada

Little Forests Kingston

312 Conacher Drive

Correctional Services Canada

Martha's Table

629 Princess Street

Empire Life

Oak Street Community Garden

2 Brant Avenue

Correctional Services Canada - Bath Institution

Pittsburgh Community Garden Association

54 Dalgleish Ave

Providence Care

Ryandale Shelter

494 Fieldstone Drive

Joyceville Institution Health Services

Ryandale Shelter

669 Victoria Street

Empire Life

Salvation Army Weller Ave

183 Weller Ave

Utilities Kingston

Seniors Association Kingston

56 Francis Street

Joyceville Institution Health services

St. Martha Child Care Centre

455 St. Martha Street

Correctional Services Canada - Bath Institution

Trillium Child Care

790 Edgar Street

Correctional Services Canada Kingston Parole Office

United Way KFL&A with Resolve Counselling

417 Bagot Street

Correctional Services Canada Regional Treatment Care

YMCA

100 Wright Crescent

Correctional Services Canad