A full afternoon & evening of music celebrating the life and legacy of Gord Downie, The Tragically Hip, on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at RAXX Bar. Tickets are $40 includes bands, dinner, silent auction and more! Fundraiser for Home Base Housing and Gord Downie & WenJack Fund. Thanks to Tammy Tuck for coordinating this event!
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Home Base Housing is grateful for the generous support of Loving Hands Kingston who has supported our clients and tenants – youth, adults and families! The coordinators – Maryann and Lyle – are amazing as are all of their volunteers! THANK YOU!!
Loving Hands Kingston is a group of individuals who work in collaboration with non-profit agencies and Kingston shelters. In working directly with shelters, this helps to take the guess work out of guessing game as to who is really in need.
The shelters and nonprofit agencies we assist are:
We help to address the needs of local shelters with providing them with toiletries, feminine hygiene products, snacks, clothing for adults and children, daily used items such as towels, cutlery etc.On a bi-weekly basis we assist various other non-profit agencies with toiletries and feminine hygiene products.In addition we also assist shelter residents into their own homes by providing clothing, household items, furniture and in some cases baby and children items. We find that the bridge between people leaving shelters and gaining their own residence is very difficult and we try to do our best to make the transition as comfortable and smooth as possible. We are constantly accepting donations of clothing, housewares, toiletries, children and baby items as well as non-perishable food, snacks and drinks.Our drop off locations are Wagmarr Auto Sales located at 70 Hickson Ave and Shaku Family Martial Arts East located at 496 Discovery Ave Unit 11 During Christmas time we provide blessing bags filled with a variety of toiletries, snacks, individual hot drink mixes for each shelter resident. We also gather wish lists from shelter residents with the assistance of staff which state items that they would wish to receive.Considering we are a central linking station to all community shelters this helps to secure confidentiality and security while providing residents with the essentials to get back on their feet again. We care and believe that everyone should have the basic necessities warmth, hygiene and food and have noticed that these items have a tremendous impact on a person’s life.
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!
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!