Diane Fleming (left) and Rose Watson take part in the Seniors Community Kitchen

Diane Fleming (left) and Rose Watson take part in the Seniors Community Kitchen

Agency serves vital support

A donation to the United Way makes a significant difference in the North Okanagan.

A donation to the United Way makes a significant difference in the North Okanagan.

The United Way helps children be all that they can be by funding pre-natal nutrition, parent and tot drop-in, youth engagement and after-school programs.

“It moves people from poverty to possibility by supporting work and life skills programs as well as affordable housing initiatives and drug, alcohol and mental health counselling,” said Linda Yule, executive director.

“They are developing strong communities with support to several programs for those with diverse-abilities to enable them to participate fully within the community, help seniors remain independent in their own homes longer and giving families the skills they need to parent and nourish their families.”

The goal of this year’s fundraising campaign is $300,000.

For more information or to donate, go to unitedwaynocs.com or call 250-549-1346.