Nursing Fundraiser for Community Mental Health

We are 4th year Nursing students at UBC Okanagan. We are completing our final Nursing Capstone Project, where we are tackling a mental health initiative in our community to support mental well-being in children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We have identified that in light of this pandemic, low-income families may have more difficulty accessing and affording community mental health resources or facilities. The stresses caused by this pandemic may cause this population to be susceptible to decreased overall mental wellbeing. Studies show that 10-20% of  children around the world have experienced some form of mental health issues. Our group is passionate about the idea of promoting mental well-being among children and families in our local community. 

Research shows that mental health plays a big role in the overall well-being and health of individuals. Children rely heavily on interaction with friends and peers to maintain their mental well-being and the current COVID-19 pandemic has presented children with a challenge of relying on new ways to maintain mental health. They may feel isolated or alone during this time, therefore it is important to promote ways to improve mental well-being individually and with their families. Mental health is promoted through various activities that may differ for each individual, which is why we are passionate about promoting ways to enhance mental health in the youth population in Kelowna.

We are partnering with the YMCA Okanagan to tackle this issue. Community resources like the YMCA, provide online programs that work towards improving mental health and well-being and will help us accomplish this problem. Programs like these require supplies and our goal is to fundraise and gather donations. All proceeds will be going to the ymca to help purchase supplies for low income families, specifically those with children to support mental health. This includes arts and crafts supplies, outdoor exercise activities, and online mental health resources.  

If you have any further questions you can contact us at [email redacted]

We appreciate your support for the cause!


Bri, Brenda, Shania, and Esther


  • Delaney Douglas 
    • $10 
    • 8 d
  • Dawn wrightson 
    • $100 
    • 8 d
  • Mackenzie Salloum 
    • $25 
    • 10 d
  • Velda Girard 
    • $225 
    • 1 mo
  • Sarah Watson 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team (4)

Brenda Juba 
Raised $140 from 3 donations
Kelowna, BC
Shania Lorissa Lesy 
Team member
Raised $225 from 1 donation
Esther Punzalan 
Team member
Raised $125 from 4 donations
Bri Harland 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
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