The Wish Fund is an additional way we support the individuals we serve, outside of funded programming.

Through the generosity of community donations and fundraising efforts, we aim to improve the quality of life for our clients in any number of small but meaningful ways.

Some of the ways our Wish Fund has supported individuals in the past include:

    • Visits to friends or family outside of Powell River
    • Purchasing medical or communication devices not covered by funding options
    • Assisting with educational opportunities related to understanding or advocating for disability-related issues
    • Opportunities for families to engage together in activities

Wish Fund Story: A ride to school

When a family in our Youth Outreach program needed unexpected vehicle repairs that were outside their budget, it wasn’t just an inconvenience. Because they live on a rural Powell River street, it meant that their teenager couldn’t attend school. 

For this family, whose child needs extra support, the School District 47 bus service was not a suitable option, as school support staff are only funded to help once the student arrives at school. Similarly, the City Transit System wasn’t a viable option as it doesn’t offer daily bus service to their neighbourhood.

With the support of their Youth Outreach worker, the family applied to our Wish Fund. They received the funds they needed to repair their car, enabling the youth to return to school and their after-school activities, including Youth Outreach support.

Support our Wish Fund and bring a smile to someone's face!

Donate to the wish fund here.

If you are a client and would like to access funds please speak with an employee for support in completing our application form.