Suburban Propane Partners with Saranac Lake Youth Center to Provide Hygiene Kits and Seasonal Clothing to Area Teens
Saranac Lake Youth Center provides a healthy, substance-free, supervised environment for teens in grades 6-12 throughout the year. Saranac Lake School District and offers programs that develop social skills, personal growth and responsibility in a fun and supportive atmosphere. During the 2021/2022 school year, more than 175 individual students benefited from the Centre’s services, representing several thousand visits to the Center throughout the year. The Center is currently in the midst of a fundraising campaign to build a larger permanent space for local teens.
“Suburban Propane is proud to support Saranac Lake Youth Center’s mission to help local students grow into responsible, productive adults through community activities and service,” said Nandini Sankara, Spokesperson, Suburban Propane. “As a strong supporter of community initiatives across the country, especially those that impact children and families, we understand the critical need that these important nonprofit organizations fill.”
Items for hygiene kits including soap, deodorant, shampoo, feminine care, razors, shaving cream and other items, as well as seasonal clothing including shorts, t-shirts , socks, sweatshirts, pants and jackets were purchased from local merchants. As a bonus, Adirondack Farms, based in Peru, New Yorkprovided sunglasses for the kits.
“Many of our young people struggle to acquire personal hygiene items and seasonally appropriate clothing, especially when school is not in session,” said Aleacia Landon, executive director of the Saranac Lake Youth Center. “We are so grateful to partner with Suburban Propane through their SuburbanCares initiative to help our children get these basic necessities at no cost to families.”
Partnership is part of the business SuburbanCares initiative that is dedicated to supporting community efforts through United States. Recently, SuburbanCares has undertaken charity work in many underserved communities, including Helena, Montana; Charlotte, North Carolina; Lewes, DE; San Diego, California; Albany, NY; Dayton, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Santa Rosa, California; Colombia and Charleston, South Carolina; New Brunswick, NJ; and fed medical professionals in some of the country’s hardest-hit COVID-19 regions, including Florida, California, Texas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and washington d.c.
About Suburban Propane
Suburban Propane Partners, LP is a master limited partnership listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SPH. Based at Whippany, New Jersey, Suburban has been in the customer service business since 1928 and is a national distributor of propane, renewable propane, fuel oil and related products and services, as well as a natural gas and electric distributor and investor in low-carbon alternative fuels. The partnership serves the energy needs of approximately 1 million residential, commercial, government, industrial and agricultural customers across approximately 700 locations in 42 states. The partnership is underpinned by three main pillars: (1) Suburban Commitment – showcasing the partnership’s 90+ year heritage and continued commitment to the highest standards of reliability, flexibility and dependability that emphasizes the partnership’s commitment to customer service excellence; (2) SuburbanCares – highlighting the Partnership’s ongoing commitment to giving back to local communities through the Partnership’s national footprint and (3) Go green with Suburban Propane – promoting the clean burning and versatile nature of propane and renewable propane as a bridge to a green energy future and developing the next generation of renewable energy.
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About the Saranac Lake Youth Center
The Saranac Lake Youth Center opened in 1982 and serves all middle and high school students in Saranac lake school district. It is open 2:30-6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday after school and for a few weeks in the summer. The Youth Center is easily accessible from schools and neighborhoods. Inside there are two pool tables, a ping pong table, basketball nets, air hockey, computers, video games, music and a full kitchen available for learning to cook . Daily free snacks are provided which encouraged visiting children to stay for hours. There is also an abundance of board games and arts/crafts supplies as well as lounges. Computer, video and music usage is carefully monitored for appropriate content.
In 2019, there were 5,387 visits, representing 234 young people. This means that over 30% of the entire district’s teenage population use the centre. The Youth Center is vitally important to the many young people who do not participate in extracurricular activities and many regular participants are teenagers from financially challenged homes. The Center’s goal is to build positive relationships and to be respectful and responsible.
For more information on Saranac Lake Youth Center, please visit https://saranaclakeyouth.wixsite.com/slyc
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