In the month of June all donations to the COVID-19 Street Project will be doubled!
You did it!
This campaign happened in June 2020. We are leaving this information up for those who are checking back to see what happened and as a testament to what a group of people, working together, can do for the betterment of our society. Thank you!
Introducing the Hometown Hero Challenge
In the month of June, all donations to the COVID-19 Street Project will be doubled!
The doctors, nurses, and support staff of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) want to give back to the community that have supported and cared for them in amazing ways throughout the pandemic.
Together they have pledged $35,000 in a dollar-for-dollar matching campaign to support Lionhearts Inc.’s Covid-19 Street Project.
The Springer family has already joined them and pledged another $35,000 to the matching campaign.
The good doctors & Springer family want to challenge their colleagues and neighbours to consider joining them in making an impactful contribution towards the most vulnerable populations in Kingston.
If we can work together to raise $70,000 this month… it will be doubled!
Olympic hockey superstar and hometown hero Jayna Hefford and The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association have provided the lead gift to this campaign with a $5,000 donation.
“Our emergency healthcare teams are incredibly grateful for the tremendous community support they’ve received during the COVID-19 crisis. We want to express our thanks for the support we’ve received by helping to meet the needs of our vulnerable neighbours. We believe that as a community, we are stronger when we work together, and so we are encouraging others – individuals, businesses, and other groups – to consider contributing to Lionhearts’ matching campaign for its COVID-19 Street Project.”
– Dr. David Messenger, Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre
“We are honoured to be able to join the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University and KHSC in the support of Lionhearts Covid-19 Street Project. We tremendously appreciate and respect Kingston’s ER doctors and front-line health care workers related to the incredible and selfless work that they have done in keeping our community safe during the Covid-19 outbreak. We feel that joining this initiative not only conveys a much-deserved debt of gratitude to our medical community but also allows us to give back to vulnerable members of our community who are in need. If you are able, please join us in donating to this incredible initiative by Lionhearts providing thousands of meals each week during the pandemic.”
– Bryon & Doug Springer
“The PWHPA is proud to be able to support the Kingston community through these incredibly challenging times,” says Hefford. “The community welcomed our members and supported the women’s game this past season in an incredible way, so we believe it’s our chance to return the favour. We know that many people in the community are facing very difficult circumstances because of the current public health crisis, and we hope our contribution can help in this time of need. We will get through this together, and we are proud to play our small part in the Kingston community.”
– Jayna Hefford & The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association
In The News
Lionhearts – Community Spotlight (video) Travis Blackmore in conversation with Bill Welychka from The Morning Show on CKWS, June 17, 2020
Lionhearts Inc Hometown Heroes Campaign Travis Blackmore in conversation with April Andrews of YourTV, June 15, 2020
Lionhearts feeding our under-resourced community members! Travis Blackmore in conversation with The Boss Lady and Carl from Country 93.5 FM, June 12, 2020
$70,000 has been pledged towards Lionhearts Inc. COVID-19 Street Project, The Kingston Local, June 11, 2020
‘Emergency medical staff pledge $35k to say ‘thank you’ to Lionhearts’, The Kingstonist, June 5, 2020
‘Health-care teams pledge $35,000 to food-distribution project’, The Kingston Whig-Standard, June 5, 2020