Donor Spotlight: Free Rein & Associates

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Free Rein Associates Training Ltd. made a gift of $500 to sponsor 25 children and parents for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend Decoda’s Family Literacy Weekend at the TELUS World of Science.

When asked why Free Rein made their gift specifically to Family Literacy Week, Christine Proulx, the company director, emphasized the company was founded on the principal of supporting families and the community, and this guiding pillar was a perfect fit for supporting an event designed specifically for family-based education.

“Supporting literacy is one small but relatively easy way to significantly improve the health of the community and begin to break down barriers,” she noted. “We believe in striving for the healthiest community possible.”

“The investment in these youth…inspiring their curiosity and giving them this opportunity will really make a positive difference in their lives.”

Thanks to Free Rein’s sponsorship, the families enjoyed live performances, interactive displays, and take-away materials that encouraged further learning together at home with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning.

One family reported that they were truly thrilled and had a great time; one community literacy coordinator wrote that “the investment in these youth…inspiring their curiosity and giving them this opportunity will really make a positive difference in their lives.”

Based in Hope B.C., Free Rein has been providing employment assistance, training services and resources in collaborative community partnerships since 1993. The company works with individuals to help them become employed and find work within communities in order to enhance or improve the health of the community as a whole.

If you would like to support literacy and learning in British Columbia and become a community literacy champion, please contact:
Gail Hanney at ghanney@decoda.ca or visit www.decoda.ca/support-us.

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