Habit for Humanity holds bottle drive
Sponsored Content - Jan 12, 2023 - Think Local

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Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is kicking off the new year with its first bottle drive fundraiser. 

If you enjoyed some celebrations over the festive season and accumulated refundable containers, don’t miss your opportunity to donate them Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Volunteers will be on hand at the Habitat ReStore locations in Kelowna and West Kelowna to accept all of your refundable containers in support of Habitat’s Lake Country building project. All funds raised through the bottle drive will go to this very important affordable home building project. 

In 2022, Habitat Okanagan raised more than $27,000 thanks the generosity of the public who rallied behind its efforts and donated thousands of refundable containers through numerous events throughout the year. 

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If you want to donate your refundable containers, simply drop them off at either the Kelowna ReStore, located at 2092 Enterprise Way or at the West Kelowna store, located at 1793 Ross Road. Habitat volunteers will gladly collect, sort, and recycle them for you. 

If you are unable to make it out, but still want to be a part of this initiative, you can use the express option at the Kelowna Return-it Depot. Simply enter Habitat’s phone number, 778-755-4346, into the self-serve kiosk and print a label for each of the bags you want you donate. Drop them into the marked donation box at the depot. Money from those containers will go towards Habitat’s fundraising efforts. 

This is one of the easiest ways to help our environment and at the same time help local families and their children in our community. 

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada, a for-impact, non- profit housing organization. Habitat for Humanity’s model empowers families to invest in homeownership. 

“We build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter because we believe every family should have safe, decent, affordable housing,” says the organization.

This article is written by or on behalf of the sponsoring client and does not necessarily reflect the views of Okanagan Edge.

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