Each year Moose FM and Arctech Welding and Machining work together to organize the annual A Day for the Kids Fundraiser.
Now in it’s 6th year, this fundraiser has raised over $150,000 for the Child Development Centre. With one of the highest birth rates in Canada, new parents in Fort St. John can sometimes be faced with unique challenges, this is where the Child Development Centre can help. The CDC works with families in Fort St. John and the North Peace who have children with developmental difficulties.
Each year the CDC works with hundreds of children in our region and as this community grows, they also need to grow. In 2009 they started their expansion project. The building expansion will see them double in size and be able to offer more pre-school and therapy programs.
The goal this year is to raise over $200,000. The Child Development Centre needs your help, so they can continue to meet the growing needs of this community. For more on what the CDC does, visit www.cdcfsj.ca
You can help by donating to the 6th annual Arctech Welding and Machining A Day for the Kids. You an donate online by clicking here, you can also call in your donation to 250-787-7100 or you can donate in person when the fundraiser gets underway at 6am on March 4th live at Pricesmart.
A number of local businesses and community groups are also fundraising.
Oxygen Day Spa – on Sunday February 28th will be holding their first annual “Cuts for Kids” from 12pm to 4pm. Hair cuts all day will be by donation only with donations going to the Child Development Centre. They are located at 9009-100th avenue.
Frog Soup Consignment Store – From March 2nd to 4th they will be holding a Tad Poll Sale. There will be a large selection of clothing on for only $1 and all the proceeds go to the CDC. Frog Soup is located in the Northgate Mall next to On the Rocks.
North Peace Savings and Credit Union is helping the CDC by holding Pop Corn Fridays all the way up to the Talent Show on March 6th.
The Scotia Bank is showing their support by selling Bricks for $2. They will also be holding a bake sale on February 26th. On top of all that Scotia Bank will match all donations to the Child Development Centre, up to $5,000
Great Canadian Oil Change and Car Wash will be donating proceeds from services on Thursday March 4th to the CDC. A dollar from every car wash, $2 from every oil change and $5 from every transmission flush
There will be more and we’ll keep updating this page with more.
You can also make a pledge a performer in the annual talent show. The 36th Annual Child Development Centre will take place Friday March 6th at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The show is free, but of course they will be looking for your donations. It all starts at 6pm and will also be broadcast live on Moose FM. Moose FM’s broadcast is sponsored by Compressor Control Technologies.