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Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 04:43 pm

Harmony, a puppeteer in a Comox Valley program you support, performs shows in elementary schools, educating more than 680 children about mental illness each year. Watch the video here.

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Because of the generosity of donors like you, we are making 116 programs possible from the Malahat to Port Hardy this year.

Your dollars will impact 52,177 children, adults, and seniors across Vancouver Island in 2018!

Here’s a quick look at a few programs you support:

  • Emergency dental services (Nanaimo)
    People living in poverty or experiencing homelessness receive emergency dental services to help improve their oral health and personal well-being.
  • Seniors lunch program (Campbell River)
    Seniors facing financial hardship, health concerns, and social isolation come together for nutritional hot lunches and exercise programs.
  • Mental illness education (Comox)
    Adults with severe or chronic mental illness – most of whom live in poverty – create and perform puppet shows at several schools each year to educate kids about mental illness.
  • Mentoring program for vulnerable kids (Cowichan Valley)
    Children are matched with responsible role models who support them to reach their full potential as they overcome the challenges of growing up.

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