Mills Office Productivity – Fall Fundraising Campaign

 

Starbright is so very excited that Mills is putting us in their calendar that they will be selling as part of their fall fundraising campaign! It is such an honor to have been nominated to join other wonderful charities to benefit from this initiative! Thank you Mills!!

Canco Petroleum


On Sunday evening Starbright was the beneficiary of the generosity of the crowd who crammed into the Community Theatre in Kelowna to hear the exquisite music of Satinder Sartaj! Thank you Canco Petroleum Ltd. for choosing Starbright as the charity to receive your wonderful donation!

United Way Central and South Okanagan Similkameen

Thank you United Way Central and South Okanagan Similkameen! Approving our grant application has given Starbright the simply best news! We will now be able to provide childminding for our families who are taking part in the groups that our Centre offers! This means so much for parents to be able to attend together or even attend at all! Thank you for all you do to support us!

ACT-UCT Donation to Autism Program


The A.C.T./UCT Kelowna West #1003 have made a SO-welcome donation to our Starbright Autism Program! A heart-felt thank you Rick Warner (Treasurer and Past-President), John Grant (Vice-President and Director), and Dick Melrose (Director) for presenting a cheque to Karina Frisque (Autism Program Team Leader) and Rhonda Nelson (Executive Director of Starbright). We are so happy this amazing program is being supported!!

Canco Petroleum


The kindness of PR Petroleum is so very much appreciated! This group has provided such support to our Autism Program! Thank you so much!!

We had two very special parents at our Centre today trying out an UPSEE for their little boy!! Global News was there to capture the story!

https://globalnews.ca/video/4049328/okanagan-children-with-mobility-challenges-to-benefit-from-new-equipment-donated-to-a-childrens-development-centre-in-kelowna

Kelowna Firefighters to the rescue

A special thank you to the Kelowna Firefighters who donated the funds for Starbright to purchase UPSEE mobility devices for use by the physiotherapy department! These wonderful devices allow a child who has movement challenges to stand and move with the help of an adult. For a little preschooler who has never been able to stand upright or take a walk with mom or dad, the UPSEE makes it happen! THANK YOU FIREFIGHTERS!

TELUS Community Ambassadors

The TELUS Ambassadors provided 100 hats and many lap blankets for our little clients this year at Christmas! Our boundless thanks to the creative hands of these community-focused individuals!

Bond to Literacy: Parents are the FIRST and BEST teachers for their children

Project Literacy in Kelowna offers a great program for parents, called “Bond to Literacy”! It’s a free 12 week program where parents and a facilitator meet once a week and practice activities that parents then do with their children at home. Parents get 6 free books through the program. Activities are related to books and foster social, emotional and physical development in children, helping prepare them for school and encouraging a love for literacy. Childminders, bus tickets, and food is provided, everything is for free.

Please visit their website http://projectliteracykelowna.org/


 

PR Petroleum donation

A big hug of gratitude goes out from Starbright staff to the PR Petroleum owners and all the individual store managers for their incredible generosity to us! Thank you so much for your donation!