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Okanagan Kids Care Donates $45,000 to YMCA Beyond the Bell

April 19, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Okanagan Kids Care has made a generous donation of $45,000 to help make the next three years of YMCA’s Beyond the Bell program possible.

This commitment will go towards providing 40 vulnerable children attending George Pringle Elementary School in West Kelowna with the after school support they need to keep pace with their grade level and peers over the 2014–2016 school years.

“Children from financially disadvantaged homes often miss out on early learning opportunities, and because of this, it is common for them to fall behind in a traditional school setting,” says Danielle Miranda, YMCA Senior Child Care Manager.

YMCA’s Beyond the Bell program provides a safe, positive and nurturing environment for these kids to obtain the math, reading and social supports they require to succeed.

“Okanagan Kids Care believes deeply in putting the needs of kids first,” says Joe Delicato, Okanagan Kids Care Board President. “By supporting organizations like the YMCA we are able to connect families to the resources they need to live healthier, happier lives and reach their full potential.”

The YMCA of Okanagan relies on community support to ensure quality programs are accessible to families.  For information about Y programs or to learn how you can help, please call Pamela Murkin at 250-861-9621 ext. 306.

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