June 24, 2022
Clements’ Sundrops Centre for Child Development is pleased to announce the community has successfully matched Island Ford Superstore’s $20,000 matching donation, collectively raising more than $40,000 to support local children and families.
Launched in late April, the Best Possible Start Campaign sought to raise funds for and awareness of Clements’ branch of service that provides unique developmental supports for children within the Cowichan region.
The fundraising campaign was completed with a $1,500 donation from OodyOos Pet Store.
Island Ford Superstore General Manager, Justin Pambrun, shares, “We are so proud to sponsor Clements Centre and support the Sundrops community. We think this is a great way to show that we’re a dedicated part of this wonderful community and are grateful to all the local organizations doing this important work.”
Each year, Sundrops provides programs and services to more than 800 children and their families to support their early physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Programs and services such as early intervention therapy, infant development, supported child development, and behavioural support help improve health and wellness outcomes for children, families, and communities.
While Sundrops does receive provincial funding to support these programs, that funding does not meet the current demand for services and the organization is increasingly reliant on the support of community donations.
Lyn Taylor-Scott, Director of Sundrops Programs shared, “we are so grateful for the support of the community, both individuals and businesses donated so generously to help us reach this goal. Island Ford continually demonstrates incredible leadership in providing such significant financial support to local organizations. These funds will allow Sundrops to provide enhanced supports for children with developmental disabilities and provide better opportunities for all families to truly thrive.”
Clements Centre for Families is about to celebrate its 65th anniversary and has served the Cowichan community for decades by providing services and programs for individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. You can learn more about the organization and what they provide to the community by visiting their website at www.clementscentre.org.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for news of an upcoming 65th-anniversary block party and community inclusion event in the near future.
Zoe Lauckner, Manager of Fund Development & Communications Clements Centre for Families firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo caption: Island Ford staff members and GM Justin Pambrun present Clements’ Manager of Fund
Development, Zoe Lauckner, with a cheque for $20,000