DRIVE FOR 75 – Charity Fundraiser

Help us raise $7500 to split between the Comox Valley Child Development Association and Kids Should Play!

For every vehicle we sell at Comox Valley Dodge in the month of June, we will donate $100 towards these local charities (that’s $50 to the Comox Valley Child Development Association and $50 to Kids Should Play for every vehicle sold). Our goal is to donate $7500 towards these great causes and when we do…we will hold one of the largest donations those organizations have ever been given at once!

About the Charities:

Kids Should Play:

We think Kids Should Play… All day, everyday! Kids Should Play is an initiative helping kids become more active by connecting them with equipment needed to participate in sports and other outdoor activities. Whether it’s hockey, football, skateboarding, skiing or even as simple as taking a ride on a bike, we want to help kids who otherwise couldn’t afford it – play and be active in the Comox Valley! If you have, or know of a child 12 and under that needs equipment to participate in a sport they love, we would love to help! Click onto our Nominations section of our site, and tell us all about it, and we’ll consider all nominations for the prize on a monthly basis. Please see our rules and regulations for more information.
Tell us what you need using our nominations form and we will do what we can to help you out! Simple as that.
Comox Valley Dodge  and Comox Valley Toyota partnered with 98.9 FM The GOAT is proud to bring Kids Should Play to the Comox Valley.

 

The Comox Valley Child Development Association:

The Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) is a non-profit society that has served children and youth with special needs since 1974.

The Comox Valley Child Development Centre, later changed to Child Development Association, opened its doors in downtown Cumberland on July 12, 1974.

Initially services were focused on preschool age children with developmental delays and disabilities. Services, like early intervention therapies and preschool, were offered mainly within the centre. Over the years the agency and the services provided have grown and changed to respond to the needs of the children and families who access them. The Cumberland site was closed and the association opened a community based office with the capacity to offer inclusive services in the location (home, park, or therapy room) that worked best for the child and family. As well the agency expanded to serve school age children and youth and now offers two programs for young adults.

Now at its present site at 3rd and Cliffe, the early intervention therapies and Infant Development program, two of the original 1974 services, are still there, although the therapists are likely spending more time in family homes and the community than in their offices. There is still a preschool program, Project Jumpstart, offered for all children in partnership with School District #71 at Courtenay Elementary. Other programs include: Supported Child Development; Autism Program; Behaviour Consultant; Community Integration and Project Inclusion. All of them are designed to not only enrich the lives of the people who access the services, but also to contribute to a stronger Comox Valley that welcomes and includes everyone who lives here.