Child Advocacy Centre gets $25,000 from Rotary Club of Kelowna

Big donation for Child Centre

The Rotary Club of Kelowna has donated $25,000 to the Child Advocacy Centre to help bring important capital investments into the new centre.

The Child Advocacy Centre supports children up to the age of 10 in the Central Okanagan who have been subject to abuse and/or neglect. The service model brings victim advocates, law enforcement, child protection and healthcare workers together under one roof. 

"With the support of this gift from the Rotary Club of Kelowna, we have been able to install two colourful murals on the walls of our medical exam rooms, insert privacy doors, hang thoughtful artwork and purchase child-centric furniture and plants as finishing touches throughout our facility to make it as comforting, safe and child-friendly as possible," says executive director for the Child Advocacy Centre Ginny Becker.

"Additionally, Rotary Club of Kelowna has funded a much needed critical piece of case management software.”

Becker and her team appreciate the donation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted fundraising across the sector.

"Using funds from the success of our annual FortisBC Rotary Pro-Am Golf Tournament, the Rotary Club of Kelowna was pleased to support the Child Advocacy Centre in making their requested improvements possible," says Rotary Club of Kelowna's president-elect Lenetta Parry.

"The impacts of abuse are devastating and can often lie at the root of so many issues impacting our community.  We believe this is an investment in supporting families and children who are beginning their healing journey."

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