Asper Foundation donates $500K for program that helps kids, families living in poverty

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Two dozen family resource centres in the city will see increased hours and programming for children and families thanks to a $500,000 donation from The Asper Foundation.

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Two dozen family resource centres in the city will see increased hours and programming for children and families thanks to a $500,000 donation from The Asper Foundation.

The donation will go to the For Every Family initiative, set up by the United Way in partnership with the province, The Winnipeg Foundation and 19 private donors to assist family resource centres supported by the United Way.

David Asper, chairman of The Asper Foundation, said in a statement Friday that the donation helps the children and families “who are struggling with the impacts of poverty.”

“The focus is on neighbourhood-based programs and services close to home, where children and families can access them more readily (which) will help make families, and therefore the community, stronger.”

Cynthia Drebot, executive director of the North End Women’s Centre, said the FEF initiative is helping families.

“The initiative is creating more stability and opportunities for individuals and families that access our centre,” Drebot said.

“Besides increased hours, the funding is strengthening lives by providing more programming and basic-needs support.”

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Updated on Friday, March 2, 2018 1:22 PM CST: Fixes headline

Updated on Friday, March 2, 2018 2:35 PM CST: Fixes name of organization.

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