Last year we had the pleasure of working with a Calgary agency doing amazing work within our community. Youth Unlimited Calgary assists teens and families as they move through difficult life situations. They help to address social needs, teen issues, health and well-being, employment and spiritual needs
Youth Unlimited Calgary operates a program called Streetlight. The goal of Streetlight is to reach street oriented and sexually exploited youth (ages 12-24) and assist them in making the best decisions for their lives. By working with other street oriented agencies the community, they are able to help them make positive life choices.
In May of 2015, after a call for help on Facebook from Maria Friesen, the People and Program Development Director of Youth Unlimited Calgary, we began working with them to rejuvenate the bus they use for this outreach program. Over the years, because of all the work they do, the fifth wheel trailer had begun to show its age. The seats were worn and dated and the window coverings were the same. It wasn’t the type of space that felt modern or relaxing for the youth and staff who use it every day.
To help the youth find a space that felt inviting, we worked the Youth Unlimited Calgary team to choose durable, beautiful fabrics. Creative Interiors donated our time, labour and materials to reupholster the benches and booths they use for their inspiring work. Over the course of a few weeks the space was transformed and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
If this is one thing we can do to allow you to help these kids and show them a love they have never known then it’s the least we can do
– Roy, Owner of Creative interiors
While most Calgarians are likely to never see the inside of the Streetlight trailer, the youth and staff who use it now have a space they can call their sanctuary.
We can’t say enough about the important work they do for our community so being able to offer them this gift was the least our family and Creative Interiors could do.