The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen has given a gift to those struggling with mental health issues.
The organization handed over a cheque for $4,718 to the Canadian Mental Health Association, which will use the gift to buy new dining room chairs.
“We are thrilled to receive this incredible donation from the Community Foundation” CMHA executive director Leah Schulting said in a press release. “Our old dining room chairs were 30 years old and in need of replacement. Through this grant we were able to purchase washable, functional and comfortable chairs that will last for years to come.”
The chairs will be given to CMHA’s Unity House, which is located in Penticton and serves more than 200 members. The facility served more than 14,000 meals to its members last year, so the chairs will come in handy.