$50,000 MATCHING CAMPAIGN DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 8.  THERE IS STILL TIME TO MAKE DOUBLE THE DIFFERENCE!

Dear Friends and Families of BCC,
We are pleased to announce that our donor has kindly offered to continue matching any contribution you make to BCC’s Infant/Toddler Wing until June 8.  We have already raised $27,500 - please help us to reach our goal of $50,000!
This means that until June 8, your gift to BCC will double in value. $100 will become $200, $250 will become $500, and $5,000 will become an amazing $10,000 gift.
If you believe in investing in Bowen Island's future and would like to contribute to an invaluable service to young families in the community, there is no better time than now.  You can make your donation by e-transfer to accounting@bowenchildrenscentre.ca, by cheque to "BCC", or by clicking on the Paypal button below.  Please reference your donation "Infant Toddler Campaign".  Bowen Children's Centre is a registered charity and a tax receipt will be issued for all donations above $20.
Check out our Campaign Video to learn how hard it has become in recent years to access affordable and high quality childcare.
Thank you in advance for supporting BCC and the families we serve. Your generosity will make a lasting contribution towards meeting the crucial need for childcare in our community.
Sincerely,
Ann Silberman - Executive Director
Registered Charity # 141051672RR0001
Background 
Bowen Children’s Centre (BCC), as we know it today, was built during the latter part of the 1990s, thanks to a start-up grant from the Government and the collective efforts of the community by way of cash donations, materials, expertise, services and muscle!  Since then, the centre has grown in size and strength, providing high quality preschool and daycare programs for 2-5 year olds, as well as after-school care for elementary school aged children.  BCC is also a resource hub for families with young children, and the home of Family Place, where children and families meet, play, learn and grow together.  None of this would have been possible without the generosity of our community.
In recent years, BCC has identified a shortage of childcare on Bowen Island for children under the age of 3 years.  Yet Bowen Island reportedly has the highest number of children per capita than any other community of Canada.  In recognition of the urgent need to bridge this gap, BCC is building an additional wing to provide licensed childcare for infants and toddlers under the age of 3 years.