After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, 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. The Centre is run strictly by volunteers and all costs of running it are covered by fundraising events and sponsors. If you personally, your group or company are interested in donating or getting involved, please contact us today!
Thank you for your kindness, support and help in keeping Frank’s dream of “Paying it Back” alive!