A Monthly Kindness Initiative

Since opening The Trainyard General Store in June of 2016, finding ways to connect and give back to our community has been important to us. In June 2017 we launched “Trainyard Connect,” a monthly kindness initiative that allows us to support the amazing work being done in our community by non-profit organizations.

We partner with local organizations whose work strengthens our community. During the agreed upon period we celebrate the work being done and donate 5% of profits to support their continued community building work. We also do our best to support requests for auction donations and to partner with other organizations for community events, like our Portland Street neighbours, United Way Halifax.

If you have a moment to check out our previous partner organizations you can learn about them below, they are all doing incredible work. To date we have donated over $6,500 to our partners as part of Trainyard Connect!

We are so excited to be in a position to spread even a tiny bit of kindness within our community, and grateful to everyone who has supported us in getting to this point.

Thank you!


Our 2020 Community Partners

For 2020 we’ve changed things a bit to allow us to make stronger, more lasting commitments to our partner organizations! Rather than a monthly partnership we have three year long partnerships with these incredible organizations! Five percent of profits will continue to be donated, and we are looking forward to collaborating with these organizations on a variety of events this year!

The MacPhee Centre For Creative Learning (Dartmouth, NS) offers FREE creative arts based after school & summer programs for youth (12-19 years of age). Projects include: music, drawing, film, theatre, junior achievement & an incredible Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) program! http://macpheecentre.ca/

Hope for Wildlife (Seaforth, NS): An animal rehabilitation and education centre, they take over 4,500 animals each each- many of whom are injured or displaced due to weather or construction. Over 20,000 callers receive advice from their call in helpline annually as well. They offer tours year round (October-May, Saturdays & Sundays 12-4pm & May-September Wednesday-Sunday 10-4). https://www.hopeforwildlife.net/

Dartmouth Family Centre & Dartmouth North Family Centre Dartmouth, NS): These partner organizations are coming together under One Roof in 2020, to become a community hub in North End Dartmouth! Programs include everything from prenatal & early childhood, through to programs for adults and seniors. They offer weekly meals, an onsite garden, childcare, health resources, job support, volunteer & mentorship opportunities and more. Joining the spaces together will allow integration of these programs and a greater impact in the community. https://www.dartmouthfamilycentre.ca/


Our Past Community Partners

Hope For Wildlife (September-October 2019)

MacPhee Centre For Creative Learning (September 2017, July-August 2019)

Back To The Sea Society (May-June 2019)

Easter Seals Nova Scotia (February-April 2019)

Dartmouth North Community Food Centre & Dartmouth Family Centre (October 2017, December 2017, December 2018, December 2019)

Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre (October-November 2018, November 2019)

BEEA Honey With Heart (August 2017 and July-August 2018)

Shaping Healthy Communities (May-June 2018): A partnership of Self-Help Connection and the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

Margaret’s House (March-April 2018)

FEED Nova Scotia (July 2017 and January-February 2018)

Dartmouth Senior Service Centre (November 2017)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax (June 2017)