Donations make cents

Kindale Developmental Association ready to roll up pennies for people with disabilities in the community

Kindale Developmental Association hopes people have a penny for their thoughts.

Kindale is ready to roll up donated pennies which will help people with disabilities in the community.

“Donating your pennies just makes ‘cents,’” smiled Cindy Masters, development officer at Kindale.

“Do it now while they can benefit people who need your help, and we’ll give you a charitable tax receipt for donations of $20 or more.”

Added Henry Sundquist, Kindale’s executive director: “Everyone at Kindale really appreciates the support of the North Okanagan communities over the more than 50 years since Kindale was founded. Every penny you donate will help us better meet the needs of those we serve.”

Pennies are being collected at the following Kindale locations:

In Armstrong: Kindale administration office (#23A-3300 Smith Drive), Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

Kindale Thrift Store (2725 Patterson Avenue), Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In Vernon: Seaton Centre (1430 Polson Drive), Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;

Mainstreet Connection (3314-30th Avenue), Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kindale Developmental Association provides a variety of services for more than 250 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

These services include residential group homes, home sharing, community inclusion activities, recreation opportunities and supported employment.

Kindale is an active partner in the Vernon Community Kitchen, Under One Roof affordable housing, Haugen Health Centre and Social Planning Council for the North Okanagan.

For more information, check out or call 250-546-3005.