Human League staff delivered a truckload of equipment for recreational activities to the N’Swakamok Native Friendship centre Jan. 15.
The items will be used to support the centre’s many youth programs.
“We’re here to help – that’s our motto, and it’s what we strive to do,” said Leanne Tucker, executive director for the Human League Association. “Because of the generosity of local businesses like Vale and Canadian Tire, we’re able to support youth programs that focus on physical and extra-curricular activity by providing them with the equipment they need.
“When parents and staff aren’t worrying about fundraising to buy equipment, they can focus on program development and delivery; it’s all about community development and investing in people. We’re privileged to have the opportunity to help.”
The Positive Leisure Activities for Youth (PLAY) program is funded exclusively through public and private donations. Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program provided the equipment that was donated to the centre. Local Canadian Tire owners said they are happy to help and have pledged their continuous support to the PLAY program’s commitment to getting all kids “off the sidelines.”
The N’Swakamok Centre assists Aboriginal people migrating to or already living in the Greater City of Sudbury. The Centre has developed and implemented programs and activities that serve the social, cultural and recreational needs of the Aboriginal community.