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The Glowing Hearts Community Give and Get is a strictly volunteer-run organization in downtown Barrie, Ontario. Clothing, shoes, toys, and small household items that are received through donations, go back out into the community for FREE! All money raised through corporate sponsors/donations and fundraising events go towards monthly expenses to keep the “Give and Get” open and able to assist those in need.

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Frank Nelson

After being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2013, Frank Nelson began a journey of helping others, which he referred to as his “bucket list”. His first initiative was to help 50 families with $1000 each. He had made it to 43 families, with the help of corporate sponsors, fundraising events and quite often, his own money. Along the way, there were events like the shopping spree challenge at Target, Maple Leaf hockey ticket draws, and multiple other fundraisers in which the monies raised went to people who needed assistance with items such as; groceries, school supplies, Christmas gifts, home repairs, and much more. Many of the live videos can be found on YouTube or on his Facebook group by searching “Paying it Back”.

Frank then made his dream of helping our Barrie, Ontario, and surrounding communities come to life with the opening of the Glowing Hearts Community Give and Get Centre. A local, registered charity in which all items donated, go back out to those in need within our communities for free.

Sadly, Frank’s journey ended in December of 2017, but his legacy lives on through those he touched and the Glowing Hearts Community Give and Get.

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The Cycling 4 Community Ride

The Cycling 4 Community Ride

September 2019! Visit www.c4cride.ca The C4C Ride is a fundraising campaign to bring awareness to the need for services like the Glowing Hearts Community Give and Get, and to raise funds to not only grow and sustain the Barrie location but to expand to other cities...

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