A neighborhood charity is looking on Northumberland to assist some 100 youth amid the newest COVID-19 lockdown.
Northumberland Youth Unlimited is pushing to deliver hope to native youth and households one faculty and humanities package deal at a time, say advocates.
“Accessing faculty and humanities provides has been more and more troublesome for households throughout COVID-19,” mentioned Tony Posthumus, government director of the charitable group. “Conserving youngsters engaged at house is much more difficult.”
The group is pushing to boost about $2,500 to assist with faculty and artwork provides for about 100 youth.
“We’re nonetheless fundraising – we now have about $1,000 to go,” mentioned Posthumus at press deadline. (In brief, if say 100 individuals give $25 the group can obtain its purpose.)
The group simply picked up all the provides and was set to start out supply to space faculties and houses this coming week.
“We wish to particularly thank Gerri’s Arts and Crafts in Peterborough for being our provide companion,” mentioned Posthumus.
The $25 arts packages give youth an eraser, ruler, pocket book, sharpener and a storage caddy, together with pencils and colored pencils, glue sticks, markers, crayons, scissors, development paper, clean paper, and colouring pages, mentioned the group.
Residents with questions can contact Posthumus at 905-373-4707 or email@example.com. Donations may be made by way of nyfc.org/supplies (those that donate $10 or extra get a charitable tax receipt at finish of 12 months.)
“We’re excited to see the affect this can have on native households,” mentioned Posthumus.