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Give & Get Centres at a Glance
Here at Glowing Hearts Community Give & Get Centres, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little kindness. Since our founding in 2016, we have been determined to make an impact on our community and to bring much needed support to low-income individuals and families needing a helping hand.
Helping The Community
At Glowing Hearts Community Give & Get Centres, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the ongoing challenge low-income individuals and families face when trying to pay the bills, provide basic needs and make ends meet. Gently used, donated clothing, toys, shoes/boots, small household items, and hygiene products go back out to those in need within Barrie and surrounding communities at no cost! We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Back To School Drive
Providing Necessary Tools
Glowing Hearts works with many essential resources within our community, and in doing so, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.
Hours of Operation
We ask all patrons bringing in donations to kindly give our volunteers a 30 minute window at the beginning and end of the day to perform their opening an closing duties! If you have a large quantity of items, please feel free to phone ahead and our volunteers will be happy to help!
Wed, Thurs & Sat: 10am-4pm
How Glowing Hearts Began
June 3, 1956-December 8, 2017
After being diagnosed as terminally ill with cancer in 2013, Frank began a bucket list journey. This bucket list was comprised of initiatives to help others in need. One item on this list was a concept that revolved around the idea "Give what you can, and get what you need". People give their time, support, and monetary/material donations. Others receive items they need, a "helping hand" to alleviate some of the economical struggles facing our communities. After a pilot project in 2016 returned astounding numbers, the registered charity called the Glowing Hearts Community Give & Get Centres was established. Today, the centre gives away approximately 12000 items to over 1500 people in need each month!
You Can Make a Difference
Your support is important to our work at Glowing Hearts Community Give & Get Centres. Gently used clothing, toys, shoes/boots, small household items, and new hygiene products can be dropped off at our centre Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am-3pm. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to give back to your community!
All donations over $20 qualify for a tax receipt upon request. Please make sure to include the name the receipt is to be made out under and the mailing address. CRA registration number: 753320092RR0001