Autobody firm helps kids through YMCA Okanagan

Boyd Autobody's annual Father’s Day Car Show donated funds to the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign.

Marni Adams (left) with the Y’s Tina Bennett and Krista Mattar and Methal Abougoush from Boyd.

Earlier this month Boyd Autobody & Glass presented the YMCA of Okanagan with a cheque for $11,124 to benefit local children who are living in financial need within our community.

The funds, raised through Boyd Annual Father’s Day Car Show have been generously donated to the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign; an important local cause.

For YMCA child care manager Val Johnson, these funds will change lives for many Okanagan families.

“We have kids in our centres who don’t have anywhere else to go after school,” says Johnson. “These kids need support systems, access to early education and positive role models to look up to while their parents do their best to put food on the table every night.”

And the need is great: One of five children enrolled at the Y are only able to participate because of the financial subsidy provided to their family through the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign.

“We are honored to be supporting such an important cause,” says Methal Abougoush, owner of Boyd Autobody & Glass. “It is great to know that through the success of this family event, we are able to help create a better future for many kids here in the Okanagan.”

The Okanagan YMCA is a local charity reliant on the generous support of donors to provide programs and services to children, youth, seniors and families in our community.

Boyd Autobody & Glass has been putting on the annual Father’s Day Car Shows for 17 consecutive years with the goal of continually helping and bettering their community.

Each year Boyd Autobody & Glass selects a charity to focus the fundraiser on and this year they selected the YMCA. They are so proud and grateful for all the volunteers and staff that give up their Father’s Day to help make a difference each year.