City of Windsor to Help Make Another Miracle on June 27th

With the success of the June 27th Miracle event in 2020, the local planning team has reassembled to bring another miraculous day to the region, and the City of Windsor has committed to support this important cause.

Last year, the Miracle had over 10,000 volunteers register, raised over 10,000 pounds of food, and helped feed over 28,000 families in the region. The City made long-term storage available at the WFCU Centre and Adie Knox, and redeployed City staff played a key role in sorting and distributing donations.

In 2020, a single storage location for all donations collected in the city was used and required hundreds of hours of sorting and transportation of goods as a result of the overwhelming community generosity. This year, to more efficiently manage distribution, a decentralized approach is being launched with multiple drop-off and storage locations across the city. To that end, the City of Windsor is providing drop-off and storage locations as follows:

Drop-off sites and storage:

  • Gino and Liz Marcus Community Complex: 1168 Drouillard Road
  • Optimist Community Centre: 1075 Ypres Avenue

Just drop-off zone:

  • Malden Park Visitor Centre parking lot: 4200 Malden Road

City of Windsor staff and volunteers will coordinate drive-thru drop areas and sort food throughout the day. Additional information, maps, and logistical details to equip volunteers with individual routes will be shared in the future. This year, local food banks and all organizations that would like to receive donations are being asked to register at june27miracle.ca. Any organizations or businesses that can provide storage spaces are being asked to reach out directly to Matt Hernandez at essexcountymiracle@gmail.com.

Quotes:

“The impact of the last year's Miracle can’t be overstated. As the stocks of our local food banks were raised, so was the feeling of community pride, connection, and hope. The City of Windsor is honoured to once again play its roll in the 2021 Miracle collection, and my thanks to the organizers for bringing this remarkable day back to our region.” – Mayor Drew Dilkens

"In times of great struggle, a community's character shines through. The Miracle gives us an opportunity to selflessly give what we can to help our neighbours in need. We know what is possible when everyone gives what they can. I'm proud to be part of the Miracle's organizing committee, representing unity, empowerment, and community. My deepest gratitude and thanks go out to everyone in my community of Windsor-Essex who participates and makes this Miracle possible. Never doubt that a small group of caring, dedicated citizens can change the world; in fact, it's the only thing that ever has." – Matt Hernandez, Organizer with June 27th Miracle

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