For many years The Kindness Centre has been providing food, clothing, supplies and a generous serving of hope to thousands of families in Brantford. After over a year of renovations, The Kindness Centre has officially been RE-Opened. Thanks to Mayor Chris Friel, MP Phil McColeman and Joanne Lewis from the Brant Community Foundation for helping us celebrate this initiative that provides the basic human needs for hundreds of families on a monthly basis with the addition of a new social enterprise. It is aimed at helping folks out of systemic poverty.
Thanks to a “Capacity Building” Grant from the Brant Community Foundation, The Kindness Centre has a fresh, dignified new look along with an innovative system where the donated clothing can be purchased by the general public and also meet the needs of those who need it most. “We’ve given away clothing and food for many years to many people. Food always remains free, but the goal of The Kindness Centre has always been to provide a ‘hand up’ instead of a ‘hand out’ in a sustainable way. Families that come and register at The Kindness Centre that are in need will be given a certain amount of clothing and supplies each month. Our desire is to partner with, and provide, programming and holistic encouragement that will help families progress so they can afford a modest price. There is a dignity in this transaction.
Community members are welcome to purchase clothing as well. That money will become our way to help meet the food and emergency needs of those in clear-and-present situations.
Also included in the all-new Kindness Centre will be an artisans corner where local craftspeople, artists and photographers can sell their creations with a percentage going to help fund The Kindness Centre’s operations and outreach.
The Kindness Centre is open to those needing support and the general public desiring to purchase Thursdays from 11:30am – 4pm and the 4th Saturday of every month from 10am until 12:30pm.
Matthew 25:35-40 – Words of Jesus Christ
‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink? ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? ‘And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
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