Hands in Service and Central Okanagan Foundation have partnered to create The Mobile Dental Hygiene Clinic - a dental RV that will offer its services to eligible low-income, health and mobility-challenged individuals in the Okanagan. Starting with two days a week, the RV will move to different locations around Kelowna to make it more accessible to clients everywhere. It will be run by a pair of registered dental hygienists and have a wheelchair lift for mobility-limited clients.
Congratulations to Operation Take Two, a Youth Initiative Grant recipient of 2018, for being invited to CBC’s Dragon’s Den to pitch their compelling project on rethinking waste. Thanks to a grant from the Central Okanagan Foundation and United Way’s GenNext kicking in $300, the student team was able to travel to the Dragons’ Den to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. They stand to gain national attention and begin making necessary connections to expand Operation Take Two beyond the Okanagan and impact an even greater positive change in the world.
Way to go! We look forward to watching the episode on CBC later this year.
Do Some Good Just days away, the 21st Annual Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair. Join us this Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10am - 2pm at the Parkinson Recreation Centre. There will be 73 local area non-profits looking for a variety of volunteers. Go 'shopping' for your ideal volunteer position. Meet face to face with organizations and find out more about the causes they support and programs and services they provide. Can't wait to see you there! #okanaganvolunteerfair #getinvolved
Only one month away from the first annual #GetInvolvedLakeCountry event. We'll be at the Lake Country Community Complex on Saturday May 26, 2018 connecting local non-profits with potential volunteers. However this event is also about celebrating all of the wonderful volunteers in the community and the fantastic community spirit that Lake Country has. Join us and #celebratelakecountryvolunteers. A huge thank you to our sponsors for supporting this community event: Central Okanagan Foundation, District of Lake Country, Rotary Club of Lake Country, Profile Marketing, and Sun City Physiotherapy.
Did you hear? We are organizing Get Involved Lake Country - a Celebration of Volunteers & Community Spirit! Save the Date: May 26, 2018 from 10am - 2pm at the Lake Country Community Complex. This event will bring together non-profit organizations, interest groups and clubs to showcase their programs, services and volunteer opportunities. We want to celebrate the amazing community spirit in Lake Country and invite everyone to attend! Thank you to our sponsors Central Okanagan Foundation , the District of Lake Country and Sun City Physiotherapy. Thank you to the awesome people from great local organizations who are helping with the planning: Lake Country Health Planning Society, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country Alliance Church.
Registration is now open to non-profits for the Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair. This year the event happens on Saturday, September 16th. We'll be back at the Parkinson Recreation Centre showcasing all of the great non-profit organizations looking for volunteers like you!
New Scholarship Opportunity! In celebration of Central Okanagan Foundation’s 40th Anniversary in 2017, we created four enduring scholarships to recognize the volunteer spirit in the Central Okanagan, leaving a lasting legacy to enable our communities to flourish today, tomorrow and forever.
Visit the link for more details and to download the application!