Funding provided for OSNS

The Downtown Penticton Association has provided just under $1,500 for programs at the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in Penticton.

The DPA said the funds were raised from a pancake breakfast held on Canada Day.

The association noted volunteers and several businesses provided groceries and materials for the breakfast — including Smart Shoppers, IGA, Summerland Sweets Boyd Autobody and Glass and the Penticton Legion.

OSNS, a registered charity, helps children with behavioural and developmental challenges, and assisted more than 1,400 young people in 2017. 

"This donation is one small way of acknowledging the important work that OSNS so quietly performs in our community," DPA executive director Lynn Allin said in a news release.

“For any family that’s been touched by the centre’s dedicated staff or needed their specialized programs, the value of OSNS is difficult to describe."

Meg Dimma, OSNS community engagement coordinator, said the centre is grateful the support from the community.

“The sponsor's contributions allowed us to keep costs to eat very low, granting wider community access. This aligns with our centre’s core values of ensuring accessibility and removing service barriers for those in need," Dimma said.

More information on OSNS can be found here.

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