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Loving Hands Kingston

Cause: Children & Family


Maryann Ruttan

(613) 217-2354

[email protected]

About Us:

We are a group of individuals that work in collaboration with nonprofit agencies and local Kingston shelters. In working directly with shelters this helps to take the guess out of the guessing game as to who is really in need.

The shelters and nonprofit agencies we assist are:
Dawn House, Lily’s Place Family Shelter, Elizabeth Fry, Joyce Detweiler House, One Roof Kingston Youth Hub, Kingston Interval House, Robin’s Hope, Kingston Youth Shelter and their 2 transitional houses, Housing Help Center, Kingston Home Base Non-Profit Housing, Home Base Housing, St. Vincent de Paul, Dress For Success Kingston, Well Suited, Rise Youth Services, In From The Cold, Kingston Youth Services, Kingston Food Bank - Partners In Mission, HARS Kingston, Youth Unlimited, John Howard Society, Quinte Detention Centre - Rehabilitation, Kingscourt FMC, Family and Children Services of Frontenac Lennox and Addington, Birth Right Kingston, Martha’s Table, Community Mental Health Services, Addiction and Mental Health Services - KFLA, Hotel Dieu Community Support, Kingston General Hospital Community Support.

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.

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.

Our Story:

Founded in 2015, Loving Hands Kingston works in collaboration with nonprofit agencies and local Kingston shelters.

We help to address the needs of local shelters and assist shelter residents into their own homes.

Mission Statement:

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.