The local Community Foundation is still working on getting their initial $25,000 to get things started, and they have gotten a big boost in the right direction.
The District of Fort St. James mayor and council have voted to match up to $10,000 in local donations for the foundation, which could translate into big bucks for the group.
A dollar donated by a local person will then be matched by the district to make two dollars. This is then matched by Northern Development Initiative Trust, so the final value of the one dollar is four dollars.
It will make reaching their first goal a lot easier, and now all they have to do is get those dollars from the community coming in.
Fundraising events will also be taking place in upcoming months.
Donations can be dropped off at the District of Fort St. James Office, where they can also receive tax deduction forms. For more informtion people can contact Joyce Helweg at 996-7293 or have a look at their webiste: www.fsjcf.org.