GoFundMe campaign launched to support family centre initiative and honour long-time supporter

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to support a new initiative at the Estevan Family Resource Centre, in honour of a long-time supporter of the agency.

The campaign is in support of the William Sinclair Reading Space inside the centre. Families can gather inside the area to read.

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Created by Ardith Otto, a long-time close friend of William Sinclair and his wife Edrina, the campaign was launched on Wednesday, and as of Thursday morning, it had raised $330 of its $5,000 goal.

Ten donors had contributed.

“The Sinclair kids are doing a wonderful job as parents having learned from the best,” Otto wrote. “William and Edrina have enjoyed the many blessings they have had in their families, extended families and friends.”

But they have also endured their fair share of struggles, including William’s health. Otto said it’s been tough to watch them go through this, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I've wanted to do more. I think we all have,” said Otto. “Giving love, prayers, thoughts, and a shoulder are all good things. But what more?”

She reached out to the Sinclairs, as well as their oldest daughter Maria, and then they decided to approach the Estevan Family Resource Centre. William was a board member back when the centre began and Maria is currently a board member. Maria and the family centre have come up with what they call The William Sinclair Reading Space. 

“With William's love for the centre and his love of books, setting aside a space where people can go to enjoy good books, with their kids, and for themselves, seemed like the perfect tribute to William,” Otto wrote. 

With the funding that the centre receives, they can use the money to dedicate this space, and provide resources to the Estevan community that is in much need of something like this.

You can visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/william-sinclair-reading-space to support the campaign.

People can make contributions directly to the centre at https://www.estevanfamilycentre.com/support-us. If they use the centre’s website directly, they are asked to indicate it is for the William Sinclair Reading Space.

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