Volunteers Grow Communities Award

On Tuesday evening at City Hall, the Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington United Way and Investors Group recognized two organizations, five individuals and a youth volunteer with Volunteers Grow Communities Awards. We are proud to announce that the almost 100 volunteers from the Knights of Columbus Basketball League were recognized with an award as a community organization. Everyone involved last season, and anyone that has ever been involved as a volunteer with the league, should be proud of of this recognition. The photos below show the award and some of our volunteers that were able to attend the reception where the recipients were announced. Here is an exerpt from the article by Michael Lea about the awards that was in the Wednesday edition of the Kingston Whig Standard.
“The Volunteers Grow Community awards are held by the United Way Volunteer Centre to help mark Volunteer Week in Canada.
Held Tuesday night in Memorial Hall at City Hall, seven groups and individuals were recognized for their dedication and commitment to volunteerism in their community.
One of the groups honoured were the Intergenerational Community Health Volunteers, most of whom are in their 80s and 90s, who have volunteered in the city’s north end for past seven years to provide the Friendship Blooms program. They spend time with kids, youth and seniors in various programs and activities.
The second group was the Knights of Columbus Basketball League. An institution in the city, the league has 100 volunteers providing leadership and mentorship for 500 children aged eight to 15.
The individual awards went to Rick Farndon, a volunteer with the CNIB; Maddie Hogan, who volunteered at Rideaucrest and is now a volunteer at the Fairmount Home even though she was born with spina bifida and is in a wheelchair; Darrell Petite, who volunteers with the medical first responder unit at St. John Ambulance; and Matt Williams, who volunteers with Bereaved Families of Ontario. The special youth award went to Sadie Augustyn.”
Our congratulations to all of the people recognized. The community is a better place thanks to you!!

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