The Factory members wanted to give back to our community… but how? Many hours of brainstorming gave rise to the idea to start the Factory Trade Foundation to help students enrolled in the one of the trades program at Okanagan College. Last month, after a full year of planning and donations, the first recipient received the $2,500 bursary!
Matthew Brown, a first-year student enrolled in the welding trades department at Okanagan College, was selected to receive the very first Factory Trade Foundation bursary. Each year, the selection committee carefully evaluates each applicant based on the following criteria: financial need, commitment and passion for his/her trade, and career ambitions. Congratulations Matthew!
All donations of $20 or more receive a tax credit and 100% of donations go directly to the Factory Trade Foundation. As a group, The Factory is excited to give back to our community by supporting and encouraging future leaders to excel. We would like to thank The Factory members, clients and friends that donated to the foundation and helped make our idea a reality!
To learn more about The Factory Trade Foundation, click here.