For its third year, the Okanagan Science Centre (OSC) is fundraising to offer free passes to low income families. This year, to encourage community support, the science centre will gift an extra family membership for every $57.50 donated.
Jim Swingle, the Executive Director at the Science Centre comments “We have been participating in the Salvation Army Christmas hampers for years and this matching initiative is to encourage the community to help us provide memberships to even more families”.
The Okanagan Science Centre started fundraising towards these memberships on International Science Centre and Science Museum Day with a barbecue as part as a free open house.
“We don't want kids to miss out on opportunities, so that's why we started this initiative. The OSC held a fundraising BBQ to raise money towards these memberships , and we raised enough money for 11 memberships. Science is, and should be for everyone.”Related Articles: