TD Dilworth volunteers construct one of the sheds donated Starbright Children’s Development Centre. Photo by Sydney Morton

Overwhelmed with support, Starbright can now help children shine brighter

Starbright Children’s Development Centre in Kelowna receives a generous donation

Rhonda Nelson could not stop smiling as she watched a team of volunteers build two sheds and transform the covered patio of Starbright Children’s Development Centre.

“I can hardly believe the generosity of the people in this community, to give their time and ensure that we can provide for these little children. To give them what they need and keep the items that are so precious to us in good shape. We don’t have a lot of funds to keep replacing items,” Nelson, executive director of Starbright Children’s Development Centre said.

Related:Kelowna’s Fat Cat Children’s Festival starts Friday

The Paul Lee Foundation and Kara and Associates Personal Real Estate Corporation have donated two sheds to the centre and the TD Dilworth staff have volunteered their time to put them together and put a colourful new coat of pain on the patio. Creating a space where the physiotherapy department and autism program have a secure and clean area to store the therapeutic items for the preschool children that are a part of Starbright.

Related:Teaching children how to feel empathy for others

“We are pressed for space, many things had to be stored on patio, but now we can store everything properly to keep it all clean and organized,” Nelson said.

When Kara Rosart heard about what Starbright Children’s Development Centre needed from Coun. Mohini Singh she did not waste any time in finding a way to help

Related:Kelowna family makes large donation to Central Okanagan Hospice Association

“Mohini told me they needed help, I said I’m in. Whatever cost, I am here to pay,” Rosart said. “I feel honoured to be able to help these kids that need a little extra help.”

Nelson held back tears as she watched the patio be painted and sheds be built, “Everyone that works here is so committed to children, to their families and they give as much of themselves as they possibly can. Now we have what we need.”

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@sydneyrmorton
sydney.morton@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

City budget 2019: Kelowna council settles on 4.43% tax hike

Proposed tax hike includes controversial 1.95 per cent levy to address infrastructure “deficit”

Scholarship smooths road ahead for Okanagan College transfer student

27 students from Okanagan College received awards from the Irving K. Barber Society

Crash stalls traffic on Benvoulin, vehicle flipped on its side

Early reports from the scene note traffic is backed up in both directions along Benvoulin near Byrns Road.

Your guide to winter light ups around the Okanagan

From Vernon to Summerland, with a stop in Kelowna, we’ve found some activities for you to enjoy

Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

‘My life is held in suspension’, says the former Guantanamo Bay detainee

Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3

VIDEO: Vancouver battles back to earn single point in Nashville

Lions announce seven members of coaching staff not coming back for 2019

The operational moves come two days after the Lions announced DeVone Claybrooks as the team’s new head coach

Okanagan lawyer honoured by appointment to Queen’s Counsel

Only seven per cent of practising B.C. lawyers are appointed

Missing man last seen in Shuswap

Red Deer RCMP would like public’s help locating elderly man with dementia last observed in Sicamous

$12K awarded to atheist family who oppose Christmas, Hanukkah in B.C. classroom

Gary Mangel,May Yasue said holidays, Remembrance Day and Valentine’s Day not appropriate in preschool

Aboriginal poet faces backlash for calling out NHL-themed totem poles

Rebecca Thomas says she received backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise

No plans yet for free WiFi on BC Transit buses

BC Transit says they are monitoring the roll-out of free WiFi on Translink vehicles

Some Kotex tampons recalled in Canada and U.S.

In some cases, tampon users sought medical attention “to remove tampon pieces left in the body.”

Most Read