A big congratulations to our 4 grant recipients! PenFinancial is honoured to be able to provide a total of $25,000 in funding to help these organizations provide much needed programs and services for the Niagara and Haldimand communities.
The funds will be used to purchase new movable racks for Holy Trinity's Hygiene and Food Pantry, as well as purchase supplies to keep it stocked throughout the holiday season.
The Hygiene and Food Pantry at Holy Trinity Welland began as a grassroots movement over 14 years ago serving anyone in need in Welland. A significant increase in need over the past few months has challenged our capacity. The generous grant from PenFinancial will allow us to continue to meet the growing demand, helping to make Welland a stronger community.Learn more about Holy Trinity Church →
The funds will go towards the purchase of a brand new greenhouse and supplies for their new Grow @ FENFC program! This project will provide holistic, sustainable, land-based learning to participants in a variety of programs throughout the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre. The funding for this program will provide a greenhouse and supplementary resources to be located on the FENFC property and serve as a foundation for teaching, learning, and growing. The first section focuses on the greenhouse and the impact on reducing poverty and hunger, while the second emphasizes the teaching and learning that will be implemented and that holistic impact on good health and well-being.Learn more about the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre →
The funds will go towards the purchase of a new commercial dishwasher for their facility on Chestnut Street. Dunnville Youth Impact offers life skills programming to youth and families in the Haldimand community, along with free brunches and suppers. As you can imagine, preparing and serving all this food results in a lot of dishes, which previously had been hand washed. The new dishwasher will allow the staff and volunteers to save time and focus their efforts in meeting the real needs of the families in the community.Learn more about Dunnville Youth Impact Inc. →
The funds will go towards their annual Christmas Program, that serves families in need in Niagara Falls. This program provides grocery store gift cards and new, unwrapped toys to children 18 and under who register for the program from November to December. In 2022, the Christmas Program supported over 5,000 individuals who live in low-income households.
Project SHARE of Niagara Falls provides essential support services that improve the lives of Niagara Falls individuals and families in need. As a non-profit charitable organization, Project SHARE has been providing emergency food and support services to residents of Niagara Falls for more than 30 years. The acronym SHARE represents support, housing, awareness, resources and emergency.Learn more about Project SHARE of Niagara Falls →
PenFinancial’s Truly Local Commitment to Niagara isn’t just about checking a box. We’ve truly drawn a line in the sand and are putting our money where our mouth is.
One of the ways we’ve decided to do this is by offering non-profits in Niagara a banking relationship that was built specifically for you.Learn more