Work To Begin Friday On New Home For What Kids Need Moncton And The Humanity Project

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:49 AM

Renovations will begin tomorrow on the future new home for What Kids Need Moncton and the Humanity Project.

They recently purchased a building on St. George Street, which is the former home of Dance East.

Founder of What Kids Need Amanda Pooley says it'll be great to begin offering services again, "Especially the drop in centre, that is the one we get the most request for.  Families were able to come in once a month and take what they needed, but then that service disappeared and we haven't been able to get it back up and running until now."

Pooley told us what renovations they're planning to do, "Upstairs, the middle wall will get ripped out and that is where we are putting out kitchen and dining area.  Downstairs, we will utilize for storage and tutoring space and the Drop- In Centre for What Kids Need."

Pooley says when they were forced out of their former home, all of their services were put on hold, but now, she'll be able to offer other services as well, "I definitely want to bring the tutoring program back, on a smaller scale.   As for the Drop- In Centre, I want to focus on the most essential items, like clothing and footwear.  Books and toys will eventually be added in."