The efforts to keep the Central Okanagan Family Hub open are continuing this summer.
The Hub volunteers and Pearson Elementary students hosted a drive-thru breakfast Friday morning offering coffee and care packages to families in Kelowna. Donations were collected and all proceeds went to the Hub in a continued effort to raise $100,000 to keep the doors open at the one-stop shop community resource center.
The Family Hub drive-thru is rolling through at Pearson Elementary. Donated care packages are available for families with all proceeds going towards keeping the Family Hub’s doors open. @KCRcommunity pic.twitter.com/aruketWHdp
— Mack Britton (@MackBrittonBC) June 14, 2019
“It was the social justice team from Rutland Elementary that brought together the first bit of funding for the Hub,” said Katelyn Mitchell with the Hub and KCR Community Resources.
“We thought if the kids can do it, the rest of us can too. We’ve had a lot of community support, and there’s more to come from the Hub.”
The Family Hub is a liaison service for Okanagan families who need help when it comes to schooling, daycare, language services, housing services and more.
It’s funding was recently cut after years of support from the United Way, but with the Hub’s “A Lot for a Little” campaign that they’ve implemented, they hope to stretch every single dollar that’s donated to continuing helping the over 12,000 recipients of the Hub’s services.
Central Okanagan school board chair Moyra Baxter has appealed to the province to keep the Hub afloat in a letter written earlier in June. The Central Okanagan Teachers Association has made donations to the Hub along with local businesses, Peter’s Your Independent Grocer, Baby & Me and more.
Kelowna MLA’s Norm Letnick and Steve Thomson have also voiced their support of the Family Hub.
Visit kcr.ca for information on donations, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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