History

 Blessings, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of today's youth. The program is opened to all children ages 5 – 12 years. Our desire is to teach the children about the awesome love of Jesus Christ as well as support parents that may be experiencing financial difficulty by providing quality recreational activities at no charge. We opened in September 2009 at the Ramonita Rivera Recreation Center and offered a monthly Saturday program that included Bible lessons and activities, games, arts and crafts, sports activities, drama, trips and lunch. In June 2010, the program was expanded and began operating every Saturday at the Hunting Park Recreation Center. We currently use the Lenfest Center and the Hunting Park Rec, located in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia for our activities.

In August of 2014, we held our first one-week summer camp at the Hunting Park Recreation Center. This new endeavor was a great success. We were able to provide breakfast, lunch, Vacation Bible School, arts & crafts, sports, games and movies for 29 children during this first camp. Our second camp in 2015 was even more successful and was attended by 36 children.

In October 2015, we sponsored our first 8-week dance and drama workshop for 35 children. The children learned various skits, poems and dances. They put on a performance for their parents at the Hunting Park Rec Center during the final week. Videos from the performance can be viewed on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCptxAFRRgBzAueJ68y8Cd8A.

New Programming

Currently we are in the initial planning stages of developing a program for teens (13-17) that are in the foster care system. If you are interested in joining our planning team, call us at 215.298.4326 or email us at mailto:admin@blessingsincyouth.org

Future Goals

Our goal for the future is to obtain our own permanent location that will enable us to offer programming and activities during the week for the youth in the community. Additionally, we will expand our age base for our Saturday activities from 5 – 12 years to 5 – 17 years. We are also striving to not only serve the Hunting Park community but to also open locations in West Philadelphia, Kensington, North Philadelphia and South Philadelphia