The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) was pleased to donate 5 laptops to STR8 UP – 10,000 Little Steps To Healing INC and thrilled to have MLA Betty Nippi-Albright in attendance. STR8 UP assists individuals in mastering their own destiny and liberating themselves from gangs, addictions, and criminal street lifestyles. They do not walk in front to lead, nor behind to push, they walk beside their members to assist, accompany, encourage and support. They do their best to meet members where they are at and case plan accordingly.
“We plan on using the donated computers for our drop-in study and supper sessions. We have a number of members and children of our members that are in school and need access to computers. We appreciate the donation from ERA, it will allow us to have laptops available for individuals coming to the KAP House for help with homework and job searching,” stated Fionncara MacEoin Program Manager for Str8 Up.
The ERA makes it a habit to reach out to local politicians to connect them with charitable organizations within their constituency where they can learn the needs of the community. Str8 Up is already familiar with MLA Nippi-Albright’s office who very much supports them, so Ms. Nippi-Albright was happy to attend.
“I am delighted to be a part of this important donation of computers to STR8 UP 10,000 Little Steps to Healing Inc. It seems more and more that we are living in a disposable society. It’s easier to throw things out than to repair them. The same can be said with how we treat people and incarceration. It’s easier to lock people up and be rid of the problem than to discover and work on the cause. What a perfect example of two verydifferent organizations with very similar visions, supporting one another in our community,” said Betty Nippi-Albright MLA Saskatoon-Centre.
Betty has worked in the constituency of Saskatoon Centre for over twenty years as a Community Developer and Primary Health Facilitator. In her work, she focused on education, mental health & addictions, and policy and partnership development.