Published August 22, 2017 17:54
On Monday, August 21st, 2017 the Community Outreach Team at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media here in Kelowna surprised Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs members with Disney themed backpacks and back to school supplies!
Our kids at the Martin Avenue Club were very excited to check out their new backpacks and all of the back to school swag inside!
Disney has been involved with Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs for over 5 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 for 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 will be 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 50 Okanagan Boys and Girls Club members with fully stocked backpacks!
Are you feeling inspired to get involved with Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Back to School Donation program? One easy way to help kids in your community is by heading to The Gap at Orchard Park Shopping Center between August 14-27th. When you donate a backpack, school supplies or money you will be supporting Okanagan Boys and Girls members with their back to school needs, AND you will receive an additional 10% off your purchase at the till.