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The United Way Southern Interior BC serves the communities of the Okanagan, Columbia, Shuswap, and Similkameen regions. Each year, over 85,000 residents in this region benefit directly from United Way investments with 73 local charities, which focus on supporting kids, moving people from poverty to possibility and b and building strong, healthy communities. BCAA estimates as many as five percent – roughly 23,000 – of children in British Columbia don’t use an approved child car seat when travellin by car, despite the clear safety advantages to using one. The unfortunate reality is that some kids go unprotected because their families simply cannot afford the expense of a new car seat.

The Child Safety Initiative is a partnership powered by the Paul Docksteader Foundation, United Way Southern Interior BC, Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Foundation, and Central Okanagan Foundation, which provides new car seats to families in financial need. The car seats are distributed to families throughout the Southern Interior of BC, thanks to a network of community partners who provide social services in these regions.

A 20' x 8' x 8.5' container allowed the United Way to securely stow a large delivery of 172 children's car seats while they prepared for distribution to 29 local charities throughout the Okanagan. This campaign was considered a huge success by the organizers!