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Glowing Hearts Community
Give & Get Centres at a Glance

Our Mission:

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.

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Donation Drop-Off
(Sundays by Appointment Only)

Helping The Community

At Glowing Hearts Community Give & Get Centres, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the ongoing challenge 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. Please visit our Facebook page or call us to book an appointment on our donation drop-off days!

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

Thursdays & Saturdays for Shopping: 10am-4pm

Sundays for Donation Drop-off (By Appointment Only): 10am-1pm

Upcoming Events
Glowing Hearts Month!
Sat, Feb 01
80 Bradford St
Feb 01, 9:00 AM – Feb 29, 4:00 PM
80 Bradford St, 80 Bradford St, Unit #152, Barrie, ON L4N 6S7, Canada
'During the month of February, the Glowing Hearts Community Give & Get Centre will be hosting it's 3rd annual "Glowing Hearts Month".Purchase your $2 heart today to help spread the love!
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How Glowing Hearts Began

Frank Nelson
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!


Get Involved

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!


Partner with Us

Community Partnerships

Volunteer Your Time

Volunteer Your Time

Make a Donation

Make a Financial Contribution

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

This year I want to make our fundraising efforts for Glowing Hearts Community Give & Get easier by using an app called FlipGive.

Simply join our team on FlipGive and start shopping through the app or team page and we'll earn money every time you shop with popular brands like Amazon, Starbucks, Indigo, Sportchek and Esso.


Remember to use FlipGive before you shop online so we'll earn cash back - make a purchase within the first 14 days of joining and we'll receive an additional bonus!


Brenda Richardson

Executive Director

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe Brenda. She is actively involved in many organizations and volunteer endeavors in our community. Brenda is our Executive Director and runs our physical centre or "store" location. She manages our volunteer crew, networks with many community affiliates, helps organize, plan and execute events, and works directly with our clients. These are just a few of the tasks she handles daily. She is an integral part of our team and Glowing Hearts is very lucky to have her!

Contact Glowing Hearts Community Give & Get Centres


(249) 888-6695

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