Portable Storage Container Partnership: Blenheim Youth Centre
We have had the privilege to encounter countless important community organizations in Southwestern Ontario that are making a powerful impact on our youth and we wanted to be able to give back any way possible so that they can continue to help create resources for them to flourish. We were happy to be able to help the Blenheim Youth Centre with their storage needs by donating a portable storage container to their community youth drop-in centre located in Blenheim Ontario since 2013. The BYC focuses on programming for youth ages 10-18 to develop and strengthen their social and emotional skills while also providing them with the support and guidance to be valued members of our growing community.
We recently spoke with Emily Robert, the Manager of Operations at the Blenheim Youth Centre about their organization and the impact this long-time staple of the Blenheim community has had. Since it’s inception 13 years ago, the youth centre has helped close to 884 individuals and to this day the BYC helps 20-25 youth per day with peak numbers in the warmer months being 42 youth per day.
What Programs Do They Offer?
The Blenheim Youth Centre operates after-school programming from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm for youth aged 10-18 and is opened Monday through Saturday providing a caring, clean, and open space to drop-in for recreational activities and support to name a few. The BYC focuses on a variety of programming that includes but is not limited to:
- Outside transportation to outlying communities (Chatham specifically)
- Movie nights
- Access to mental health resources
- Game nights
- The Helping Hands program and accessing volunteering opportunities within our community to give back
- Assist with employment opportunities, resume building, interview skills, coop placements with Blenheim, Ontario – basically the sky is the limit within reason
- Art programming
For a complete list of upcoming programming visit their website.
What Do You Use Your Storage Container For?
“We have absolutely no storage here at the youth centre. At our location, we hold many events like our annual Survivor fundraiser and offer outdoor activities for our drop-in youth. Having a secure and waterproof storage unit solved all of our problems when trying to figure out where we were going to put all of our equipment, tables, etc we use for events as well as items for outdoor activities. We need to make efficient use of space so that the kids could access and play outside. We have been using our 20ft container since 2013 and would highly recommend them to anyone!
For more information on the Blenheim Youth Centre visit their website.
For more information on how to rent or purchase our containers give us a call at 1-833-692-9696.