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!
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!!
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!
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/