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100 People Who Care PEC boost Picton HOPE Centre projects

David and Laurie Inch, receive $7,600 for the H.O.P.E. Centre from Jo-anne Rose and David Fox, representing, 100 People Who Care PEC. – PJim Rose photo

A $7,600 donation from 100 People Who Care Prince Edward County will boost projects at Picton’s HOPE centre.

This is the 19th donation made by the group’s no-fuss funding program in which four times a year, members contribute $100 cheques, and if they wish, nominate a worthy charity. Three charity names are drawn from a hat and from there a vote names the winner of the funding – which increases as membership grows.

Eight charities were nominated for the latest round of funding. The HOPE centre was chosen from three selected randomly, including the Picton Library and 99.3 County FM.

The centre, at the First Baptist Church on King Street in Picton, offers worship, coffee drop ins, euchre, country and gospel music shows and free community dinners.

During the severe storms over Christmas 2022, the centre opened for stranded motorists when the OPP closed the County’s roads.

The centre is working on fire and safety upgrades to the century-old church in preparation to expand services next fall as a warming centre to help people get in from the cold.

Meanwhile, the centre continues to offer free blankets and sleeping bags outside of the church for people in need.

Click here for more information about 100 People Who Care Prince Edward County. 

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