Undercurrent Seeking Donations
The director of two local youth centres is asking people to sponsor a child as his organization tries to get enough food to feed the children they see.
Dave Sawler runs the Undercurrent Youth Centre in Glace Bay and Sydney.
He says many of the kids who show up at both facilities have been on the streets all day and are hungry, but he adds stable funding is needed to be able to feed them.
Sawler goes on to say they’re starting a sponsorship program where people can adopt a child for 35 dollars a month, and 90 dollars a month will be able to support a family of children.
Sawler estimates the centre in Glace Bay sees about 400 kids a week, while about 200 use the centre in Sydney that opened in February.