Regina REALTORS® donate $5,000 to youth empowerment program

The Association of Regina REALTORS® Inc. (ARR) donated $5,000 to the North Central Family Centre’s Youth Empowerment Program. (Submitted photo)

Regina’s North Central Family Centre (NCFC) youth will have the educational skills to meet the growing demand of employment opportunities in Saskatchewan, thanks to the committed kindness from Regina REALTORS®.

The Association of Regina REALTORS® Inc. (ARR) donated $5,000 to the NCFC Youth Empowerment Program recently, bringing their 11-year total to $118,000.

This year’s donation will focus on purchasing books and supplies for the centre’s children and youth literacy program, English as a second language program, arts program and supporting the transition of immigrant families settling in the North Central community.

“The long term commitment and investment that the ARR has so generously provided over the years to the NCFC is ensuring a brighter future for many of the children and youth from the North Central community,” said Sandy Wankel, the NCFC’s co-founder and executive director. “By supporting our youth programs over the years, ARR is helping motivate, educate and create leadership opportunities for youth which is the answer to breaking the cycle of welfare.”

Past support from Regina REALTORS® has included books and supplies for the centre’s classes on literacy, jewelry, art, anti-bullying and girls’ self-esteem, not to mention addition to equipment for the Clean the Neighbourhood Project, construction of a popular outdoor courtyard at the centre and paint for a colourful mural that young people created in memory of NCFC’s other founder, Ivan Amichand.

“It was an honour to be able to present a cheque to the NCFC for $5,000 on behalf of the ARR. It is going to be used for supplies and funding for the centre’s programs,” said ARR President Rick Miron. “The NCFC plays a major role in many families in the area and newcomers to our city. The staff and volunteers work hard to show the community that kindness and caring are needed to nurture good values to grow a strong family. Thanks to all of you at NCFC for the contribution you are making to the city.”

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