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Kindale expands in Salmon Arm

The Kindale Developmental Association is vital in the North Okanagan for the work it does supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

In the past residents in Salmon Arm/ Shuswap/Revelstoke received assistance from their home base in Armstrong.

The recently opened a small office in Salmon Arm to improve service there and now they are expanding again.

Kindale has just announced that they will be opening a Thrift Store and expanded programming at their 855 Lakeshore Drive location.

“This will provide opportunities for pre-employment training, retail work experience, meeting space, and other activities, as well as great bargains in clothing, household goods, small appliances, books, and other gently used treasures,” shared Spokesperson Cindy Masters.

Lee Holden from Salmon and Kindale Home Share Coordinator says she loves to work in her home community.

“It is very gratifying to me that Kindale has been so warmly received by individuals and families in Salmon Arm, many of whom I know as friends and neighbours.”

“As the requests for our services have increased in the Shuswap, it makes sense for us to expand our capacity locally. The new store and programming space in Salmon Arm will provide additional opportunities to meet the needs of the people we serve in this area,” added Benita (“B”) Elliott, Kindale Executive Director.

Kindale is currently looking for volunteers who will assist with the new endeavour.

For more information on opportunities to volunteer in the Thrift Store or with other Kindale programs, please contact Cindy Masters by email at [email protected]

For more information about Kindale, please visit Kindale’s website, www.kindale.net. 

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