Christmas Toy Drive

Our Christmas Drive centers around making Christmas special for children in care!  We collect brand new toys and distribute them to our families in need of a little extra Christmas Magic.  The love and generosity that our donors and volunteers show to our families cannot be topped, but in order to continue we need your support.

Ongoing Needs:

  • Brand New Toys and Gift Cards ((All ages - infant to teen!)
  • Monetary Donations

Upcoming Toy Drive:

Last drop off date - Wednesday, December 18th from 6pm-8pm at 121 N. McKean Street, Kittanning

PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY if you have a child in need of services.

Volunteers are always welcome! 


Emergency Foster Care Closet

A child enters foster care every two seconds in the United States.  When they enter care, they often leave their home with very few belongings and sometimes nothing at all.

Our emergency closet, open in downtown Kittanning, serves children from all surrounding counties. We are currently open by appointment only.

Stay tuned for more information about our GRAND OPENING in April of 2020!  We encourage the community members, churches, and business owners to attend and directly see the impact this community is making on the children in care.


  • Monetary Donations
  • Drives = Donations of brand new items!  Please email us for a complete list of opportunities to give.

Back To School Event

This may be our most talked about event of the year!  Through donations and countless hours of volunteer service, we are able to provide our families with brand new back packs, school supplies, and clothing to kick off their school year in style!  Our families come hungry and they are greeted by a volunteer kitchen staff happy to serve them a free and delicious lunch - including girl scout cookies generously donated by a local troop we love!  We entertain the kids with face painting and balloon animals and even provide free hair cuts.   Miss Pennsylvania even made her debut - sharing her story and her time, while a local dance academy offered the opportunity for event goers to receive complimentary dance lessons. This is an event that we would love to see grow every year - and we cannot possibly do that without your contributions.

Ongoing Needs:

  • Brand New Back Packs (Year Round Collection!)
  • Brand New Clothing, Socks, Underwear
  • Monetary Donations

Upcoming Back To School Event:  Our August 2019 event was a huge success!  Watch for our August 2020 date!

"Gather" Retreat Weekend

Our respite nights are some of the most appreciated by the foster and adoptive families we serve.  Parents are given a chance to go on a date night or do some shopping while kids are entertained by loving volunteers.  They enjoy movie nights, dinner, games, and the chance to build lasting friendships.

Our "Gather" Retreat Weekend is a chance for the children and families to connect and build fellowship on a grander scale!  

Blessings volunteers will provide meals, run small groups, and provide child care and activities for children.  Free time will allow the families to explore the gorgeous scenery and take part in activities as a group.

A foster child and his/her family can be sponsored for the entire weekend for $250.  

If you would like to partner with us please make checks payable to "Blessings" and make sure to write retreat in the memo!

PO Box 44
Cowansville, PA 16218

If you are a foster / adoptive family in need of an application please email us today!

Ongoing Needs:

  • Welcome Packs, Etc - Contact for more specific info!
  • Monetary Donations
  • Volunteers (NEED IS MET!)

Upcoming Retreat Dates:  April 3rd, 4th, and 5th 2020

Location:  Saxton, PA