United Way NWT Assists Children First Society of Inuvik

Thursday, March 19, 2015

United Way NWT Assists Children First Society of Inuvik

Yellowknife, March 19th, 2015: United Way NWT is making a $2,500 emergency donation to the Inuvik Children First Society to help maintain child care services while repairs are underway of the Society’s flood-damaged facilities. The funds will help with the costs of safety supplies and equipment needed to provide safe child care at alternate sites, such as baby gates, table corner covers, change tables and safety latches.

“United Way NWT contacted the Society with an offer of help, and the Children First confirmed they are in urgent need of these supplies to keep their service running,” says Tracy St. Denis, Chair of the United Way NWT. “Many Inuvik families rely on Children’s First, so the donation will benefit parents and Inuvik employers, while ensuring children have safe and well supplied care.” says St. Denis.

The donation is in keeping with United Way NWT’s funding focus area, “All That Kids Can Be”, which supports “improving access to early childhood learning and development programs.”

(in the picture: GNWT's Regional Director in the Beaudel, Peter Clarkson, presents emergency funds to Kelly Penner and Patricia Davidson of Children First in Inuvik)

United Way Information: United Way NWT is a volunteer-led organization with a vision to improve the lives of people in the Northwest Territories. Donations are invested territorially to help change lives; moving people from poverty to possibility, creating healthy people and strong communities, and giving kids the opportunities to be all they can be.

For further information please contact: Deb Ross Vice-Chair, United Way NWT (867) 446 4124