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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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!
This dynamic organization began in 1987 in response to the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness. Over the years, the organization has developed programs and services which assists homeless or at-risk individuals that range from youth to adults as well as families. Its programs include: In From the Cold Emergency Shelter; Lily’s Place Family Shelter; The Housing Help Centre; Prevention Diversion, Housing First, Kingston Youth Services and Supportive Housing.
The board of directors meet every 2nd Thursday of the month.
In addition to the Board of Directors, we have volunteers who sit on our committees: Human Resource, Moving Forward (building partnerships), Strategic Planning, Audit and Fundraising.
If you would like to join our dynamic Board of Directors or a committee, please contact Bill Dobson, Board Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As her talents are specifically in knitting hats, she is challenging to others to create and donate mitts and socks. If you don’t happen to have the talent to knit, we would welcome donations of new socks and mitts/gloves.
Thanks, Connie for seeing the need and reaching out to solve it!
Donations can be dropped off at our Administration office located at 540 Montreal Streeet between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
If you have any questions about this Winter Warmth Challenge, you can contact Dawn at 613-542-6672 or by email at email@example.com.
A BIG thank you to Tammy Selena Tuck of Eventgal247 for organizing an amazing event with prizes, golf hole sponsors, media and supporting sponsors that helped promote and offset costs. Tammy gathered a committee that followed her lead in making this a successful – and FUN – event!
The silent auction garnered $3,275 which featured the Godin Progression guitar signed by all members of The Tragically Hip. The highest bidder was Councillor Adam Candon who is excited to display the signed guitar in his office. Home Base Housing is grateful to all the businesses who donated to the silent auction, goodie bags and those who sponsored our first tournament.
Thanks also to Doug Wark of Glen Lawrence Golf Club for his expertise and direction in implementing a plan that made the event seamless and well organized. The dinner that was included in the $75 ticket price was a wonderful and welcome feast after the day’s activities.. Doug’s staff was attentive and exceptional in assisting with the success of our first charity golf tournament.
Use this link http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Godin-Progressive-guitar-signed-by-The-Tragically-Hip-/161755815620? to access eBay to bid on this item.
Other items included in the Silent Auction that will be on display at Links With Lily – 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 11 are listed below. The tee-off time is 1 p.m. and the public are welcome to view the packages from 1-3 p.m. Bidding continues to 7:30 p.m. Proxy bids will also be available for those who are unable to attend the final bidding period.
Item #1 Get Hip With This Guitar — Godin Progression guitar signed by The Tragically Hip
Item #2 Date Night — gift certificates to Tango Neuvo Restaurant, Thousand Island Boat Cruises and a Todd Muller Photograph
Item #3 Drive to Be Fit — Good Life Fitness and Golf Bag
Item #4 Take Me Downtown! – gift certificates/passess for Haunted Walk of Kingston, Windmills Cafe, the Screening Room and heel boy shoe store
Item #5 Action Packed — gift certificates to Cineplex Theatre, Boiler Room and Classic Video
Item #6 Relaxation Nation — One week rental to Hot Tubs R Us
Item #7 Let’s Get Beautiful — gift basket from Mane Obsession
Item #8 Stay the Night — Gift certificate to for a deluxe room at Residence Inn by Marriott
Item #9 Just The Details — Gift certificate for auto detailing (car cleaning extraordinaire!) from All The Details
Item #10 Giddy Up! — gift certificates to Eastern Cowboy, Taylor Studios and The Kingston Brewing Company (The Brew Pub)
Item #11 Outdoor Excitement — gift certificates to KOA Campground and Loblaws as well as a Makita Construction Radio
Item #12 With This Ring — handcrafted sterling silver ring by master jeweler, Kim Snyder Studio
Item #13 Sailing Into the Sunset — sailing package from Ahoy Rentals
Item #14 Get Fit For Life — gym membership and personal training package from Fit For Life
Item #15 Better Than Spinach – Supplement sames, Popeye gear and training bag
Item #16 Picture Perfect — gift certificate from Impulse Images, printing for 100 4″x6″ prints from Camera Kingston
Item #17 Legacy Art — print by Leejay Levene with gift cards to Barriefield Groceries
Item #18 Ooh la la — gift certificates to Viola European Estetic Studio, La Serine Nails, Back 2 You Mobile Massage, Avenue Florist (arrangement)
Item #19 Be An Ambassador — gift certificate to a traditional room to the Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre
Item #20 Everybody in the Pool! — two family day passes and a voucher to the Grand Theatre
Ladies and Gentlemen… start your bidding!