Published August 29, 2018 21:44
On Wednesday, August 28th, 2018 the Community Outreach Team at Disney Interactive Studios here in Kelowna surprised Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs members with Disney themed backpacks full of school supplies!
Disney has been involved with Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs for over 8 years through fundraising events like Pink Shirt Day, bake sales and Anti-Bullying Day Initiatives, along with the generous Back to School Disney Backpack donations. The Community Involvement Team here in Kelowna works hard to support their Okanagan Community. As community members themselves, the Team feels great when they are able to give back to their neighbors and friends through Disney's Giving Programs.
"Giving back to the community is very important. It's a small town and everyone knows everyone. Our employees share all of the same values. Everyone in the studio enjoys the give back events because they are all members of the same community and want to support their friends, families and those in need." -Leslie McCloskey, HR Manager, DCPIM
The backpacks donated by Disney have been dispersed on an as needed basis throughout the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. Our frontline staff has personal relationships with each child/family that comes through our doors every day. It will be a pleasure to surprise 37 Okanagan Boys and Girls Club members with fully stocked backpacks!