One year after it began on May 20, 2015, The Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre’s Mile of Change campaign only has $3,000 more to go before reaching its $60,000 goal.
The campaign organizers set a goal of $60,000 by figuring out how many loonies laid side by side would make up a mile, recognizing the importance of even the smallest donations to the continued success of the CDC programs for children with special needs.
Last week Cindy Nelson at Dockside Haircuts wrapped up a Mile of Change fundraising campaign which she started in March.
Customers paid $1 a ticket for a chance to win a gift certificate for a massage session with Keely Graham (won by Vicki Gruenwald) and a Wahl curling iron (won by Sandy Nelson). Customers raised $222 and Cindy added a donation of 150 to the pot for a total of $372.
“I feel part of it now. Wow,” Nelson said.
“With Cindy’s gracious donations we are now only $3,000 from our goal,” said CDC’s intake manager Coleen Onofrechuk. “The community has just been amazing.”
Onofrechuk said funds raised by the Mile of Change campaign will help to enhance all services provided by the CDC.