Preschool tops up coffers

The Elgin Street facility is run entirely by parent volunteers, except for the teacher

The Oak Bay Parent Owned Preschool has enhanced its financial picture after two successful fundraisers.

A silent auction Nov. 19 raised more than $12,000. A Christmas tree sale held Dec. 7 added further to the proceeds, which will fund the operations and maintenance of the school.

“We are fortunate and grateful to have such strong local support for the school, which has been an Oak Bay fixture for over 40 years,” said preschool president Kirsten Pite. “Many of the people who supported us have themselves gone to the preschool or have had children or grandchildren attend. These community roots translated into terrific fundraising support and made our events very meaningful.”

The Elgin Street facility is run entirely by parent volunteers, except for the teacher, a certified early childhood educator.

For more information on the school, visit oakbaypreschool.com.