South Island Centre's Building Capacity Campaign aims to raise $150,000 by Spring 2021. The funds are needed for a “radical renovation” of the centre to be carried out by HeroWork, a local charity dedicated to restoring charity infrastructure. "HeroWork is proud to be working with South Island," said CEO Paul Latour, "providing our services and resources to assist in furthering their mandate and vision."
South Island Centre, a registered charity, provides professional, affordable mental health counselling services to all individuals, children, youth and families in support of personal, relational and spiritual wholeness.
HeroWork's renovation of the charity’s existing counselling centre will add accessibility for those with mobility challenges, sound-proofing for the rooms, and space to take on eight more counsellors. Centre staff agree the work is crucial if the charity is to continue to serve the community in the future.
The approximate retail value of the renovations is $500,000. South Island Centre is obliged to raise a third of this amount by February 2021. The rest will come on behalf of HeroWork in donated materials, labour, and skills.
“By conducting such a major fundraising endeavour and using the funds to improve our charity’s ability to deliver its mission,” said Greg Cummings, manager of development and communication, “we can ensure South Island Centre has the capacity to succeed in the future.”