Clean out your closets in support of Kingston’s Almost Home

Kingston, ON, Thursday, Apr. 21 - Kingston Waterfront Rotary Club invites the community to donate gently used clothing and accessories in support of Almost Home. On Saturday, April 23, 9am-2pm, clothing and accessories for adults will be accepted to replenish YGK Thrift, a used clothing store with 100% of the proceeds going to support the non-profit, registered charitable organization Almost Home. 

Volunteers from Kingston Waterfront Rotary Club will accept donations of gently used clothing at JSM Centre parking lot (outside the Shopper’s across from the Kingston Centre) at 1043 Princess St. on Sat. April 23 from 9am-2pm. Cash donations will also be accepted. Anyone who can’t make it on Saturday is encouraged to email the Club at [email protected] to arrange a pickup. 

"We are looking forward to building on the success of our Fall clothing drive in support of Almost Home," says Dave Hallett, the Club's President. “They do amazing work in our community and are an organization we love working with." 

About Kingston Waterfront Rotary Club: 

Kingston Waterfront Rotary Club members contribute their unique perspectives, skill sets, and ‘sweat equity’ to tackle issues both locally and internationally. The result is an enthusiastic arm of Rotary, offering its membership and our community at large an exciting opportunity for rewarding fellowship, meaningful experiences, and a lasting legacy. The Club, whose unofficial motto is "shenanigans and do-goodery" meets Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm at the RCHA Club on Ontario Street. Everyone is welcome. 

About Almost Home: 

Almost Home is a charitable organization, operating in Kingston, that provides temporary accommodation to families whose children are receiving medical treatment in Kingston area hospitals. 

Many families must travel a distance to receive treatment at Kingston-area hospitals for their ill or injured child. When a child is receiving treatment, the healing process can only be improved when a child is surrounded by the love and support of their family. Almost Home provides a comfortable and caring environment – a temporary home-away-from-home – for families to get a much needed break from hospital surroundings. Whether they are looking to rejuvenate or to relax, whether it is for weeks, days or an hour, Almost Home is a source of relief that families with sick children have come to rely on.

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2022-04-21 12:54:52 -0400