Opinion Letters

Praise for Got You In Mind

By Pembroke Daily Observer

Helping build community

Blanche Ducey at Got You In Mind in Downtown Pembroke is a blessing to our community. Every Friday when I walk to Michelle's School of Performing Arts for choir, I try to pop in to Got You in Mind to say hello, drop off a donation, or see what interesting new things Blanche has in the store.

Last week, I saw this sign outside, attached to a clothes rack, which read:

Need a Coat, Take One

Want to Help, Leave One

It made me smile to see this kind of heartwarming community building going on and I had to snap a photo. I shared it on my Facebook page and have friends from all over offering coat donations, and a friend in Ottawa is now inspired to set up a similar rack in the Byward Market in Ottawa, where many homeless people spend their cold winter days and nights.

Got You in Mind offers a no-questions-asked drop-in space and other community services in downtown Pembroke.

Thank you for all you do Blanche!

Cameron Montgomery

Pembroke