Pinty’s community spotlight: crossing all bridges learning centre

Here at Pinty’s we consider our community to extend beyond our company, retailers, and customers. We support a number of athletes, sports teams, events, and organizations, and today we’d like to shine a light on a program within our community that truly enriches people’s lives: Crossing All Bridges Learning Centre.

Crossing All Bridges is a not-for-profit charity based in Brantford, Ontario. Developed by parents of adults with different learning abilities, the program was founded in 2003. Participants become empowered through tailored educational experiences that allow them to gain new skills and build their self-confidence. Crossing All Bridges is unique in that it offers a variety of programs that are designed to address participants’ individual learning needs, while still stimulating social inclusion. Program topics range from literacy and culinary arts, to money management, job readiness, and so much more.

One of the aspects of the organization that we admire most is their dedication to not only improving the lives of participants, but also helping participants’ families and caregivers more clearly see the path forward. All it takes is a quick look at the Crossing All Bridges’ Facebook Page to understand the impact the organization has on the lives of its participants and their families. As one woman wrote on their page, “Crossing All Bridges is a lifeline for our entire family.”

It goes without saying that we could not be more thrilled to support a group that touches so many people, in such an important way. For the last six years, we have sponsored an annual fundraising event in partnership with Crossing All Bridges. This year’s We Rock Charity Curling Tournament took place on April 5th. It was an incredible day. We are so grateful to those who took time from busy schedules to show their support. Our friends DJ Kennington, Cole Powell, and 22 Racing Team Owner, Scott Steckly, were among those in attendance, along with Team Homan’s Emma Miskew and Lisa Weagle, and Brad Jacobs and Ryan Harnden, who were on hand to throw a few rocks for some of the teams. We are proud to share that the event generated over $25,000 to support Crossing All Bridges’ operations!

Partnering with Crossing All Bridges is an honour and privilege for us at Pinty’s. We are inspired by their passion and commitment to those within their community, and consider ourselves lucky to call them a member of our community. If you’d like to join us in supporting Crossing All Bridges, we encourage you to visit their website to learn about their upcoming fundraising events or to make a donation online.