Blessings to You, Blessing Children in Need
August 15, 2017
The Blessings to You Centre in Palmerston has recently made a huge impact on local children and youth, as they donated $10,000 to the Children’s Foundation Food & Friends and Free to Play programs. $2,000 will each be directed to the Palmerston Public School, Minto Clifford Public School and Norwell District Secondary School’s breakfast/morning meal programs. All of our 107 Food & Friends’ programs allows students to start their school day with a healthy meal or snack to help improve their capacity for learning. Our programs are universally accessible to everyone so that there is never a stigma attached to receiving the food at school.
Blessings also made a $4,000 donation to the Free to Play program, which provides funding for children and youth of low-income families so that they have the opportunity to participate in sports, summer camps, music or dance lessons. Participating in these activities does more than help children and youth become more physically active; it also fosters self-confidence, teamwork and leadership skills, helps kids learn valuable life and social skills, and develops friendships and engagement in their community.
We are so grateful to all the volunteers at Blessings to You for these very generous donations to our much-needed programs. This funding will help to ensure the sustainability of our Food & Friends and Free to Play programs within Minto Township. Together, we are building brighter futures.