So, this third quarter we are doing things a little differently and are supporting TWO causes, the Upper Room Food Bank and providing new team shirts for the Cornwall Cougars A U13 Baseball team.

Covid-19 has changed everything for everyone and there are so many deserving causes and people who need support.

With many people having been out of work or laid off during these past few months, we felt the Food Bank would be under even more pressure than they normally are to provide for people in need. So, a portion of all the transactions through our office between July 1st 2020 – September 30th 2020 will be used to purchase non-perishable food items to help stock the shelves of the Upper Room Food Bank.

For our second recipient we realized how incredible all of our children have been during this Covid pandemic and how well they have dealt with this confusing and complex time, when ultimately, all they should be doing is being kids.

They have been away from school, studying from home and distant from their friends, sports and social groups.

We felt it was important to remind our kids about the importance of play and just being kids and that they should be incredibly proud of what they have achieved during these unprecedented times.

So, to remind our kids of the importance of team work, community and the honour of being part of something bigger than themselves, we are providing new team shirts to the Cornwall Cougars U13 A Baseball Team.

Recipient #1 – The Upper Room Hospitality Ministry

Photo Credit: The Guardian PEI 

The Upper Room Food Bank was established in 1984 when the Soup Kitchen first opened its doors. The Soup Kitchen provided hot meals for those in need in the Charlottetown area. Two years later the Food Bank was opened to provide even more assistance with monthly food hampers.

Over the past 30+ years, the demands of the Upper Room have increased as more families and individuals experience financial hardship and food insecurity. Both facilities are now run by paid staff and volunteers.

The organization relies exclusively on donations of both food and funds. Many local farmers, businesses, churches, groups and individuals supply the Upper Room with non- perishable food items, fresh meat, veggies and fruit, as well as financial donations.

If you would like to know more about The Upper Room Food Bank or would like to donate your time, money or food items, more information can be found on their website at www.urhm.org

Recipient #2 – Cornwall Cougars U13 A Team

Photo Credit: Baseball PEI

Baseball was introduced to Prince Edward Island during the late 19th century and early 20th century, often by natives of Prince Edward Island who went to the US to work, returning to or visiting Prince Edward Island.

It is a huge summer sport here on the island and through coaching and development programs produces excellent ball players.  Due to the efforts of Baseball PEI at the grassroots level, and its dedication to improving the skills and enjoyment of its members, it has been named Baseball Canada’s “Province of the Year” in 2013 (which it shared with Baseball Ontario) and in 2015.

The team we are supporting this year are the Cornwall Cougars U13 A team. The Cougars are in the CAMBA Association (Cornwall and Area Minor Baseball Association).

Sport will be played very differently this summer due to Covid-19 and Impress Island Realty wanted this team of young men to show pride in themselves as individuals and come together as a new team with a common goal, to have the best season ever!

With many of the current team shirts oversized (demonstrated by my own U13 Cougar), we felt a set of new team shirts would start the season off on the right foot. Go Cougars!

If you would like to know more about Baseball here in PEI or are interested in playing, you can find details on the Baseball PEI website at www.baseballpei.ca

Thank you to all our clients so far this year who have helped us give back to island charities and projects!

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