Cornwall, Ontario – The Agapè Centre has a brighter future, thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, Jim McDonell joined OTF’s representative Tracey Beauregard in congratulating the Agapè Centre at the announcement ceremony.
“I am very pleased that through this grant the Ontario Trillium Foundation is supporting the Agapè Centre’s mission, and they will be better able to meet the needs of our community.” stated MPP Jim McDonell.
Over the years, the Agapè Centre has experienced an increase demand for services and is in need of a sustainability plan to maintain their service levels and to make certain no one goes hungry in the community. “Thanks to grants such as this one from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we will be able to enhance the organization’s ability to raise funds and increase the Thrift Store’s sales revenues.” said Alyssa Blais, Executive Director of the Agapè Centre. “With a dedicated person committed to developing a much needed sustainability plan, we hope to utilize our internal resources more efficiently and effectively. We are thankful for the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s commitment to meet essential community needs”
The grant will also allow the Agapè Centre to hire a full-time sorting assistant to improve the donation sorting process as well as, launch a brand-new fundraising technology – mobile giving.
The Agapè Centre is a not-for profit organization, supported by the community to ensure that no family goes hungry, cold or without any of the basic necessities of life. The Agapè Centre has been providing food, clothing and furniture to more than 1,000 people each month for the better part of the decade.
A leading grant maker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.
• For more information about the Ontario Trillium Foundation, visit www.otf.ca