On Friday, our local child development centre for kids with Autism had their grand opening for the general public at the new Nona Building. A community initiative called Build the Clubhouse Campaign was a fundraising campaign to construct a new $1.6 million facility for children with special needs. NONA Child Development Centre provides services in the North Okanagan to more than 700 children and youth with special needs and their families each year. The increasing number of children and youth who are diagnosed each year with Autism Spectrum Disorder is driving the need for more space and more appropriate resources.
I was introduced to the project by a close friend who was part of the campaign member. Without any hesitation, I jumped on board to help the great cause. In total, I helped raise over $125,000 through fundraisers and also donated over $10,000 in video marketing services.
After viewing the grand opening, I can’t describe feeling when I saw my name on the room. This was a huge accomplishment for me.
Everyday I try to live my life inspired from a quote by Winston Churchill.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”