On August 20th 2012, the Shuswap Association for Community Living received a generous $2,500 grant from the Shuswap Community Foundation. There were many applications for the available grant money, and difficult decisions had to be made, but Deborah Chapman, Chair of the Grant Selection Committee noted “the important role SACL plays in the mental health of our community”. The grant was made possible by the Mary Douhaniuk Memorial, the Turner Orchards Endowment, and the Shuswap Community Foundation General Endowment Funds.

Jo-Anne Crawford, Executive Director of SACL expressed her appreciation for the extra help that the Shuswap Community Foundation provides non-profit agencies that are in such need. Funding is always limited, and the grant funds will be put towards much needed technology updates that will help “kick-off” the agency’s 50th year of service to the community.