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MNP Kingston offices raises $9,674 for United Way to help support those impacted by pandemic

2020-11-06


For the last 5 years the Kingston MNP team has organized a fundraising campaign in support of local communities, however this year’s batch of activities look radically different. From virtual cooking lessons to a virtual yoga class, MNP’s two Kingston offices employed various socially-distant tactics to raise funds for the United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A).

Kingston United Way Volunteer

This fundraising campaign took place over a two-week period, October 13th – October 30th, 2020 and raised a total of $4,837 for the United Way KFL&A. During these two weeks, the social committee – comprised of MNP employees from both offices, found great ways to engage and encourage employee participation – during and after work hours, all with the goal of fundraising for the United Way of KFL&A. MNP matched  the funds raised, bringing the total donation amount to $9,674.00. 

The United Way KFL&A’s 2020 Campaign Cabinet and staff worked hard to adapt and change the traditional workplace campaign to address health regulations and workplace changes. And together with the community, they continue to collaborate, and find new, innovative ways to support those most impacted by the pandemic.

“Thanks to organizations like MNP, over 59,000 people were helped locally in 2019 through 71 United Way-supported programs in Kingston and the surrounding areas. In the first four months of the pandemic, over 42,000 people have received support for basic and immediate needs. This critical work continues, and is more important than ever, through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sarah Indewey, Director, Campaign, United Way KFL&A.

How do United Way donations make a difference?

  • $10 / week provides 15 nights emergency shelter for youth experiencing homelessness
  • $5 / week provides support through mental health programs for two individuals
  • $2 / week provides a nutritious snack or meal at school for 38 students

MNP continues to support individuals in our communities to help them grow and prosper. Helping neighbours and friends through the United Way campaign is one way in which we continue to give back and enrich the lives of the communities we serve.

To learn more about KFL&A and ways to support https://www.unitedwaykfla.ca/.