Whitevalley Community Resource Centre’s Legacy Fund is springing ahead.
Support remains steady as the Lumby non-profit organization attempts to raise $800,000 to establish an endowment fund to cover operating expenses.
“We are grateful for the donations we have received,” said Gay Jewitt, executive director.
Residents David Bosomworth and Doris Squair kicked the campaign over the $50,000 mark and they helped update the thermometer for the Spring Ahead campaign.
The centre provides a wide range of services including counselling for adults and families, addictions counselling, after school activities, Kid’s Zone in Cherryville, summer day camps, toddlers programs, cooking classes for those on a budget, seniors drop in, health information for seniors, internet access and support of the Good Food Box.
“In our ever-changing world, there is little about the future that we can be sure of, but the need for social services and programs is one of them,” said Jewitt.
“With this in mind, the resource centre created the Legacy Fund to ensure that future needs of our community can be met. Once the goal of $800,000 is reached, the income generated will ensure the operation of the centre well into the future.”
For more information about the campaign, go to www.whitevalley.ca, drop by the office at 2114 Shuswap Ave. or call at 250-547-8866.