The Fraternal Order of the Eagles’ Penticton chapter handed out a generous amount of donations to local charities in need this past year, totalling over $40,000.
Some notable donations included $2,000 to South Okanagan Children’s Charity, $7,826 to Penticton Speedway Foundation, $500 to Penticton Robotics Club and $1,000 to the Starfish Pack Program.
Other donations were made throughout the year by the group.
Everything raised by FOE goes directly to grants that help all kinds of worthwhile charities, memorial foundations and the Golden Eagle Fund. While larger events help bring in funds, the weekly specials are a fun way to help give back.
“Fridays we have a $10.50 dine-in or take-out dinner from 5-7 p.m., Saturdays we have burgers that start at $4.00 from 12-4 p.m., the first Sunday of every month, there is breakfast with an assorted breakfast menu items also from $3.50 from 8-11 a.m., and Sunday night we have meat draws with a 4 p.m. start, every week,” the Eagles said in a press release.
Penticton will be hosting the BC Fraternal Order of Eagles Convention on June 7-10, when they will be recognizing the hard work their aeries and auxiliaries have done for raising money locally and provincially.
Delegates from across the province and neighbours south like Washington, Oregon and special representatives from the national organization will also be in attendance.
The Eagles is a non-profit organization, with nearly 800,000 members in the U.S. and Canada. Based on the motto of “People Helping People,” with more than 1,500 local branches it works around the clock to raise funds for local charities.
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