Max campaigns for kids

Comox Valley’s own Max Doberstein is once again campaigning for cash on behalf of Variety – The Children’s Charity.

Comox Valley’s own Max Doberstein is once again campaigning for cash on behalf of Variety – The Children’s Charity.

Max and 11 other kids from around the province are kicking off the 10th annual Kids Coin Drive for Variety this week to raise money for children who have special needs. All of the kids involved in the coin drive have been helped in some way by Variety and fundraise with one common goal — to ensure that Variety is there for other children as it was for them.

Max, 9, was born 16 weeks prematurely and spent the first four months of his life in the hospital. Due to his premature birth, Max was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Unable to walk, he requires a specialized wheelchair.

Variety paid for modifications to make the family van wheelchair accessible. Previously, Max often had to stay home because it was incredibly difficult to get him into the car and out into the community.

The van changed his life. Now his family can take him out anytime. Even his siblings can load him and his wheelchair into the van with no problem.

Max wants to raise money for Variety so that other kids like him can receive the benefits of Variety’s help. This is Max’s second year fundraising for Variety through the Kids Coin Drive.

You can help Max raise money for children who have special needs by dropping off your coins at any Marketplace IGA or BMO throughout B.C. or at any other participating partners in your area. For a complete list of drop locations or to donate online, visit www.kidscoindrive.ca.

Since its inception, The Kids Coin Drive for Variety has raised over $1.6 million.

If your business would like to be a coin drop off location, contact Andrew Forshner at andrew.forshner@variety.bc.ca or 1-800-381-2040.

— Variety – The Children’s Charity

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