The Lloydminster Interval Home is launching 100 for 1000 Tuesday in support of the Lloydminster Community Youth Centre.
The fundraiser seeks to encourage residents and businesses in the Border City to donate $1000 towards the youth centre, either as a one time annual donation or by becoming a regular monthly donor. Community Engagement
coordinator for the Lloydminster Interval Home Leanne Wildeman says the money will help the Youth Centre in many ways.
” We have a hot meal program four nights a week, the centre is open those four nights a week. As well is the summer programs, any of the trips they go on, and all of the basic funding we need to keep that place open.”
The Youth Centre had soft-launched the fundraiser a year ago, but had to put it on the back-burner as they combined with the Interval Home. The Interval Home Society will be holding a launch event, where Wildeman says the community can see the impact the Centre has on youth in Lloydminster.
” It really engages the youth. It’s open for all youth ages 12 to 18, and we’re seeing a significant increase in the amount of youth that are coming to the centre, which is fantastic. They have positive role models helping them out there and they have opportunities to help out their community, they do some volunteer work, they have opportunities to hang out with and make new friends, have another peer group and feel like they belong there.”
Residents are invited to come to the 100 for 1000 launch. February 27th at the Lloydminster Community Youth Centre.