At Pacific Threads, we value community involvement in whatever capacity that is for different individuals, and businesses. We have incredible respect for those who give their time, money, and/or effort to these beneficial causes. This is why Pacific Threads has chosen to support Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centres’ Nickels and Dimes for Nursery Rhymes Campaign to build a new childcare centre in Nanaimo, which will provide 25 licensed childcare spaces for 3-5 year-olds, and 25 spaces for after-school care. Tillicum Lelum’s hope is to have this built as a community project, demonstrating true partnership within the community, building a centre for excellence for all to enjoy and be proud of. We feel incredibly honoured to be able to participate and donate 5% of our proceeds from each sale with such a wonderful organization that provides an array of essential services to the community, making positive change.
Tillicum Lelum’s goals of the new Childcare Centre are:
- To address the daycare shortage in the South end of Nanaimo where many low-income families and students reside
- To provide a Preschool/Prekindergarten program for Aboriginal children, to increase school readiness upon entering Kindergarten
- To work in partnership with VIU to provide research opportunities in Aboriginal Early Childhood Development and practicum placements for several health and human service disciplines
- To provide opportunities for families to positively interact with their children in a supervised learning environment
- To provide quality childcare for those families wanting to access Post-Secondary education, or career opportunities
- To provide children, and families access to elders and cultural knowledge
For more information on how to get involved, or to donate directly to the campaign click here to see how your support can make a difference.