BYC chosen for $10,000 Grant from Intact Insurance
The Blenheim Youth Centre has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant from Intact Insurance under their Better Communities Program, thanks to a convincing application submitted by DPM Insurance in Blenheim. The BYC will receive the funds next week.
Kyle Hope, a new broker with DPM’s Blenheim office, said he and owner Bob Pickering decided to submit on the BYC’s behalf because of the organization’s long history of serving Blenheim’s Youth.
“The BYC sits in the core of Blenheim and has been a part of the community for 14 years,” said Hope. Growing up in Blenheim and now just living down the street from the BYC, we can see the difference the youth center makes in the community every year.”
BYC Executive director Emily Robert said the BYC is grateful to be receiving the grant because it will mean youth receive daily snacks, a safe place to engage with peers and the ability to talk to caring adults while learning and developing social skills through recreational activities.
“These funds mean a great deal to our small organization – it decreases the financial burden for us to deliver quality programs and emotional support to the youth of the community.”
Pickering added that he was extremely pleased to hear from Intact Insurance that the BYC had been chosen this year.
“This is a great thing for the BYC and the community as a whole. Emily, the BYC staff and those community members who sit on the board of directors work very hard to provide a safe and positive environment for the youth of our community.”
Stephen Carruthers, Intact Insurance’s Regional Director in London, added that one of the core values at Intact Insurance is to be socially responsible and it is because of that we believe in making the communities us and our broker partners work in a better place for all.
“The Better Communities Program provides brokers we work with an opportunity to apply for a donation to a registered charity that matters to their brokerage, and supports our mandate to address child poverty, youth success, mentorship/leadership and education.”