It takes a village! Check out the photo album, news stories and results of the Child Safety Initiative.
September 19, 2020 – This week concludes the United Way Child Safety Initiative, a unique collaboration between the Paul Docksteader Foundation, Central Okanagan Foundation and the KGH Foundation, providing new child safety and baby care items to families in need across the Southern Interior.
The initiative saw an increased expansion this year through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund – providing additional funding to 13 local charities and enabling families in need to receive infant car seats as well as baby care packages that include essential items like diapers, wipes and formula.
A total of 172 car seats and 39 baby care packages were delivered to 29 agencies in the Southern Interior this week. IRL Idealease provided the increased capacity 5 ton transport truck to carry the precious cargo up and down the valley and this year, the West Kelowna Warriors management team pitched in to help with deliveries in West Kelowna. United Way purchased the car seats through a relationship with Costco Kelowna at a discount which enables the budget to stretch even further. Storage was provided by Secure Rite.
Truly, it takes a community of engaged do-gooders to make a huge difference in the lives of children and youth across our region. Thank you to everyone involved for showing your local love!
More photos on www.Facebook/unitedwaysibc
In the news:
- Castanet: Giving families a boost
- Vernon MorningStar: United Way Southern Interior child safety program expands
- Westside Weekly: United Way distributes help for families