A thermometer was unveiled Thursday to promote the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre’s fundraising campaign in Lumby.

A thermometer was unveiled Thursday to promote the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre’s fundraising campaign in Lumby.

Lumby reaches for the top

Whitevalley Community Resource Centre unveiled its Legacy Fund thermometer Thursday at the rest stop on the west side of the village

Lumby residents have a visible reminder of the role they can play in supporting families, youth and seniors.

The Whitevalley Community Resource Centre unveiled its Legacy Fund thermometer Thursday at the rest stop on the west side of the village.

“People will see it as a reminder that the campaign is going on,” said Joanne Kineshanko, campaign co-chairperson.

The Legacy Fund campaign’s goal is to raise $800,000 for an endowment fund. The principle will remain in an endowment fund and the interest generated each year will help cover operational expenses.

To date, $50,000 has been raised.

“We only started officially Jan. 1 and given that it’s a five-year campaign, we are doing extremely well,” said Kineshanko.

“We’ve made contact with a number of potential donors.”

WCRC services include counselling for adults and families, addictions counselling, after-school activities, Kid’s Zone in Cherryville, summer day camps, toddler programs, cooking classes for those on a budget, seniors drop-in, health information for seniors, Good Food Box and Internet access.

In 2012, the agency handled more than 14,500 phone calls and visits to the office.

The campaign’s focus is to provide financial stability.

“Most people recognize the significance of the services Whitevalley provides,” said Kineshanko.

 

For information, call 250-547-8866 or go to www.whitevalley.ca.