September 25, 2007
For immediate release
Youth Build Baby Barns and Aid Local Charity
Office of the Attorney General
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For the past several years, youth at the PEI Youth Centre have spent a portion of their summer building baby barns and donating the proceeds to benefit the community. This year the youth, with the guidance of Pierre Gaudet, constructed two baby barns and chose to support the local children’s ward with the funds from their sale.
“I want to commend these young people for their dedication and efforts to this summer project,” said Gerard Greenan, Attorney General. “They not only gained valuable knowledge and skills through their labour, they chose to support a very important cause and learned the value of giving back to the community.”
This is the third year that the PEI Youth Centre has partnered with local businesses to purchase materials for the construction of baby barns and donated funds raised to various charitable organizations. KENT Building Supplies in Summerside partnered on this year’s project.
Previous baby barn projects involved business partners Woodland Building Supplies and Schurmans in Summerside. Habitat for Humanity and The Family Place (formerly known as Kids-R-First) were beneficiaries in past years.