The Family Place in Weyburn is feeling extremely grateful these days. After they received over $50,000 dollars via the Festival of Trees last week, the non-profit organization is hoping to put smiles on more and more kids faces in the future.

Dawn Gutzke is the executive director of the Family Place and she was overjoyed with how the fundraiser went. She knows the money will be put to good use in all of the programs they offer.

"The Family Place is geared towards families with children in their early years. We have something for everyone, every family with children should be involved with the Family Place," Gutzke said. "When you have a baby, you can come and join our 'Mom and Baby' class and from there you can move into family programming."

It's a great spot for young kids and they have many different things to offer. It's a place to be active, make friends, learn music, do arts & crafts and even a children's baking class. Within the building are two playrooms that provide a perfect area for kids to burn some energy. They really do have something for everyone and Gutzke also spoke of an alternative program for struggling kids. 

"We have a specialized program called 'Mini Go', so if you have a child with a delay, or just struggling in life we have a special program for that – which is very unique to the community," she said. "It's a very important program to this community."

The Festival of Trees is their biggest fundraiser of the year and is "what keeps their doors open" Gutzke stated. All the generous support goes towards new equipment and toys, as well as helping to make sure their 'Clothes Closet' stays stocked.

"We have a clothing room if families need clothing. You can come and get clothing for your children free of charge," Gutzke explained. "It's a nice, safe environment where families can come and just feel welcomed and at home. We work really hard to fit the individual needs of each family."

The Family Place is geared towards children ages 1-5, but older and younger are welcomed. To register your child in any of the classes offered, they ask that you phone ahead because space is limited. To see more about The Family Place in Weyburn, check out their website here



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