Community support has bolstered literacy efforts in the North Okanagan.
JCI Vernon’s Drive One for Literacy event raised $1,380 for the the Junction Literacy Centre.
“This centre addresses gaps in literacy services, manages programs that support the literacy and learning needs of children, youth and seniors while encouraging a love of reading through region wide programs,” said Karla Ziegler, with JCI Vernon.
The event was part of the Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR Community program and was a partnership between JCI Vernon, Watkin Motors and the Junction Literacy Centre.
For each test drive completed during the event, $20 was donated by Ford.
“It was a great experience working with Watkin Motors, Edna at the Fairfield Inn and the team at the Junction Literacy Centre,” said Ziegler.
Funds were also raised through a barbecue lunch sponsored by A&W Vernon, Canada Water Depot and Baron Insurance. The money raised went to he JCI Vernon scholarship fund with the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan.
Sun FM and Fairfield Inn and Suites also sponsored this event to raise awareness about literacy in the community.