Tempo Food + Drink Visits New Friends, The Youth Project
September 26, 2013

Tempo Food + Drink Visits New Friends, The Youth Project

During this year's Halifax Pride Parade back in July 2013, Tempo Food + Drink put on a bake sale where 100% of all proceeds would go to The Youth Project. Although by no means ambitious, we wanted to do our part in order to show support in our community. As a restaurant, we believe in honouring the qualities that make great neighbourhoods - ones that are inclusive, welcoming, and value relationships as much as commerce. Communities that are based on caring and supportiveness - where people can just be themselves.

Which is why… The Youth Project was an ideal choice for our donation of $200. The Youth Project is a non-profit charitable organization that has a mission to provide support and services to youth (25 and under) around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Their goal is to make Nova Scotia a safer, healthier, and happier place for LGBT youth through support, education, resource expansion and community development.

Mike Scaife (our restaurant manager) and Tan-Nee Ng (our social media guru) met up with The Youth Project's Executive Director, Leighann Wichman, and their Support Services Coordinator, Sheena Jamieson to get a tour of their facilities and to deliver some afternoon treats from our Grab + Go. Here are some of our favourite pictures from the trip:

We come bearing gifts…

Veggie platter from our Grab + Go with the "Dips of the Day"

LGBT Youth's Favorite Famous Couples

A colourful mosaic's homage to Nov 20 - "Transgender Day of Remembrance"

Sheena, Leighann, and Mike posing for the camera.

To volunteer or to find out more information about The Youth Project, visit:  http://www.youthproject.ns.ca/