Youth shelter receives technology boost
The 49th Street Youth Shelter is getting a boost thanks to people’s new technological purchases.
A Telus campaign that saw the company contributing $25 from the sale of each smart phone and Optik TV activation in Red Deer and area over a period of seven months raised $126,000 in support of the shelter.
The donation will help the shelter address space issues at the facility.
According to a release, the funds will enable the shelter to make renovations.
Those include enlargement of the kitchen, creating a wheelchair accessible bathroom, increasing storage, and the addition of a bedroom.
The shelter, run by the Red Deer Youth and Volunteer Centre of Red Deer, is an eight-bed facility that operates every day of the year and is open 24 hours.
It houses four programs for youth in crisis and youth and young adults in transition.