Kootenay Kids Society board chair Janet Leahy and executive director Valerie Warmington happily accept a cheque for $5,000 from Scotiabank Nelson branch manager Sharlene McKie at the society’s AGM this month.
This cheque presentation was the grand finale to a very successful fundraising partnership with Scotiabank Nelson’s staff and Kootenay Kids Society volunteers.
Four lemonade stands and bake sale events were held over the summer on Baker St. in front of Scotiabank Nelson.
Thanks to the generosity of locals and visitors along with generous donations from the business community, Kootenay Kids Society raised just over $5,000 which was then matched by Scotiabank Nelson as part of their Bright Futures program.
The money raised will help to support and maintain the many support programs Kootenay Kids Society offers in our communities with most likely to be spent on food to help feed children and their parents.
Kootenay Kids Society has been in our communities for over 30 years and is a charitable, community-based, multi-service, non-profit organization serving the needs of children, families, and caregivers in Nelson and beyond.
Its goal is to help families achieve their best potential through a variety of programs and supports. Its services are available to all and with the exception of the early care and learning centre, is offered at no cost to individuals and families.
Learn more about Kootenay Kids Society at kootenaykids.ca or call Warmington at 250-352-6678, ext 232.