You tripled our impact when you doubled down on giving - and together we helped Kensington’s front line!
How does $50,000 become $150,000 and eventually get to over $250,000? With a community of support – that’s how!
Remember the old commercial where one woman is so into her shampoo that she tells two friends, and they tell two friends, and so on and so on....kind of like that, actually.
It started with a Friend of Kensington, a longtime donor and supporter who had contributed for many years to our food programs. She saw the need on Kensington’s front line and wanted to help and at the same time encourage others to do the same. She put forward a community challenge, offering to match all donations up to $50,000 between April 20th – 30th. It was a short runway for a long game!
And so we put out the call to the Kensington community who all told two friends and so on and so on, until we not only met the $50,000 match but doubled down and raised over $102,000 in support of Kensington Health’s Response Fund! That $150,000, along with additional support from our families, volunteers, staff, Board and Committee members and community partners who all responded with enthusiastic support, is now at $267,000 and it’s still growing!
From our Friend of Kensington who knew that one person could reach that many more, to all of you, who responded in so many ways wanting to do something in support of our heroic frontline workers: THANK YOU!
Have a look at our special Kensington community tribute. Together we give new meaning to community care.