Thanks to all golfers and sponsors who contributed to the success of the tournament, to all the volunteers who made it a fun event and, in particular, to Mark Brooks and Harry Witteveen for organizing it for Lily’s Place! Way to go, everyone!
Thanks for your generous donation!
Pictured: Denis Valente – GMG, Tom Greening – HBH, Dan Zemba – GMG.
Lily’s Place Emergency Shelter is the only shelter in Kingston that is specifically for families who are experiencing homelessness; many with youth and small children. Its 19-bed capacity in a home-like environment makes the shelter as close to “home” as possible. In addition to Emergency Shelter Workers who assist the families “in house”, there are also Housing First Case Managers who meet, assess and assist the families in securing a new home because, at Home Base Housing, we believe everyone deserves a place called home!
The tournament is a fundraiser for Lily’s Place Emergency Shelter which is the only family shelter in Kingston. With 19 beds, families who are experiencing temporary homelessness are able to receive assistance in securing appropriate housing while stabilizing their lives in the homey atmosphere of the shelter. Our first tournament raised more than $10,000 making it possible to continue offering important services to those who need assistance. In 2017, this event raised $7,000 in support of Lily’s Place Emergency Shelter for families.
The fee for the tournament is $100 which includes golf, cart, goodie bag and dinner. If you’d like to join us for this fun(d)-raising event, please email email@example.com, someone will be in touch to confirm availability.
We are also looking for donations for our tournament prizes and silent auction if you would like to promote your business through this tournament. You may contact Mark Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 613-536-8057.
Hope you can join us!
On October 19, two Housing First case managers pitched to Awesome Kingston for a chance to win $1,000 for Welcome Home packages. They were the chosen for their excellent pitch to provide necessary items to “warm the new homes” of clients who are housed through Home Base Housing’s Housing First program. Packages include cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, small kitchen items, other useful items that they may not know about and resources to show where the clients can purchases these items when they run out. Congratulations to Kat and Aneta for making a difference in the lives of those who are transitioning from homelessness to a home of their own.
For more information about the tournament, please send an email to email@example.com or call 613-542-6672 x 136 and talk to Dawn.
See you on the green!
Festivities start at 4:30 p.m. with music and the meeting will begin at 5 p.m. In addition to the various speakers, Deputy Mayor Stroud will be talking about the progress of the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan. Home Base Housing, with its two emergency shelters — In From the Cold and Lily’s Place – and the Housing First and Prevention Diversion programs, has embraced the plan and will be announcing the progress our agency has made in reducing the number of homeless individuals and families in our community. We’ll also be celebrating 30 years providing housing and housing related services!
If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!
Tickets are $25 and available at The Mortgage Professionals (613-384-4000), Gino’s Pizza Amherstview and/or Division St. as well as through Helping Hand by emailing email@example.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
For more information, please visit the Helping Hand FACEBOOK page: Helping Hand Kingston.
On behalf of Kingston Youth Services, we’re honoured to be one of the recipients of the proceeds from AMBUSH’s annual concert!
If you would like to attend, please contact Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-542-6672 by Monday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
summer hats (adults)
toothbrushes (all year long!)
NEW ITEMS! Bath towels, Depends (adult underwear), Deodorant, Travel-size shampoo, bar soap/body wash
If you are able to donate any of these items, you may drop them off at our Housing Help Centre at 540 Montreal Street between the hours of 8:30-4:30. If you have any questions, you are invited to call the office at 613-531-3779. Your support of our clients is much appreciated! Thanks!