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Additional funding required for Golden South daycare project

The organization’s spokesperson affirmed that it has been two long years of working towards this goal to help the community.
Daycare availability helps support the growth and sustainability of a small community.

ASSINIBOIA - The dedicated committee for the Assiniboia’s new childcare centre pushes forward with fundraising, after discovering that at least $65,000 in additional funding costs are needed to continue construction.

A spokesperson for the group said, “Our building permit has been approved and we have received quotes from local contractors. Unfortunately, the cost of the renovations and improvements needed to meet commercial building codes and childcare licensing requirements is more than we expected. We will also need to raise money for supplies, equipment, and toys as well as initial operating expenses.”

The committee was beneficiaries of proceeds from Integra Tire’s anniversary barbecue held in April. They also received money from the 2024 Hayley and Cayden Mother’s Day Memorial run.

“Our volunteers are currently trying to manage the construction at the centre as well as fundraise in any way possible in order to open the new centre. Our plans for fundraisers this year include a golf tournament this summer, our annual Thanksgiving auction, and another Ladies Night event in January.”

Contractors have been selected and work is scheduled to begin near the end of July. “If we can fundraise the money required to complete the work then we are hopeful that the centre will open in 2025.”

The organization’s spokesperson affirmed that it has been two long years of working towards this goal to help the community, and they are excited to finally have contractors starting this summer.

Community members are reminded to follow their social media pages for information on upcoming fundraisers, volunteer opportunities and requests for donated items. Local businesses are asked to consider becoming sponsors of this project.

“The lack of accessible childcare impacts not only the young families in need of care, but the growth and sustainability of our community. The result of inadequate childcare will be fewer families able to make their homes in Assiniboia, which means fewer employees, entrepreneurs, customers, volunteers and community members here to keep our community thriving.”

Community support of the project and their fundraisers and funding needs can help address the childcare crisis in Assiniboia.