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!

Valley First

Starbright is so very grateful for the wonderful gift of a donation to our Autism Program from Valley First! The support for this program is so appreciated!

Central Okanagan Foundation

To the Anonymous Donor who gave a gift to Starbright through the Central Okanagan Foundation, thank you so much! Such generosity is so very appreciated!

Therapeutic Gymnastics Classes

Thank you GARY PARMAR for your wonderful donation that will enable Starbright Children’s Development Centre to do more therapeutic gymnastics classes in the new year! You have made it possible to extend therapy sessions to so many more children!

Kelowna Firefighters

Starbright Children’s Development Centre is so very grateful to the KELOWNA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS CHARITABLE SOCIETY for their amazing donation enabling our Centre to purchase Upsee vests to help our little clients with mobility difficulties! Your generosity is so appreciated!!

East Meets West donated a therapeutic table for Starbright Physio Therapy!

Wednesday, December 6, was a special occasion for the staff of Starbright Children’s Development Centre. At their Christmas luncheon, Mohini Singh, representing the Board of Directors of the Foundation East Meets West, made an announcement of a donation that is going to make a huge difference. Having being made aware of the need for a therapeutic table to assist Starbright physiotherapists in providing treatment for babies with plagiocephaly and/or torticollis, East Meets West provided the needed funds for the purchase. The announcement was met with loud cheers from all staff present, and Mohini Singh received a standing ovation.