Blessings to You Centre

July 7, 2023

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Blessings to You Centre in Palmerston is a shining example of community in action, with volunteers working together to uplift those in need. This quaint little thrift store, that’s managed completely by a group of passionate volunteers, donates the proceeds from their storefront sales to many local initiatives within the Township of Minto.

Blessings to You has provided extraordinary contributions over the years to our Children’s Foundation Food & Friends and Free to Grow programs. They support three schools within the region – Palmerston and Minto-Clifford Public Schools, and Norwell District Secondary School - ensuring students receive the nourishment they need to thrive and succeed. Their ongoing donations have enabled us to expand our reach and enhance the quality of the meals we offer through our student nutrition programs, giving children and youth a fighting chance against hunger. The impact of their generosity extends far beyond the meals we serve. They instill hope in our children and youth, demonstrating the power of compassion and kindness in transforming lives.

Blessings to You has also supported our Free to Grow program, providing kiddos in the region the opportunity to participate in sports, summer camps, music lessons, life-skills building initiatives, and counselling services for those needing support with their mental well-being. 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.

Deanna Martin, Blessings to You Centre volunteer, recently shared with us, “We are dedicated to making a difference in our community by providing financial assistance in tangible ways to organizations such as the Children’s Foundation. Our board of directors are happy to fully support this organization in their many efforts to make the lives of our community’s children better; we can see the difference our dollars make when put in their hands”.

It is through the unwavering support of donors like Blessings to You that we can continue our vital work. Their belief in our mission and our commitment to making a difference are an inspiration to us all. We are immensely grateful for their trust in our organization and the confidence they place in our ability to effect meaningful change. Together, we are making a difference and nourishing the dreams and aspirations of the children and youth we serve.

Blessing to You PhotoConnie Robinson and Diane Speers (left) from Blessings to You Centre accepting the Visionary recognition plaque
from Suzanne Bone, Interm Executive Director (middle), and Joe Migliaccio, Board Chair (right). 2023.