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Big donation for The Bridge
Miriam Halpenny - Mar 31, 2020 - Get Involved

The Bridge Youth & Family Services in Kelowna is celebrating a $30,000 anonymous donation towards its Youth Recovery House. The donation will help people under 19 years old who are struggling with addiction. In B.C., there are fewer than 50 publicly funded beds for youth treatment. In the Okanagan there are no treatment options for people […]

Realtors aim for 1,000 pounds
Chelsea Powrie - Mar 31, 2020 - Get Involved

In light of the COVID-19 crisis causing dwindling donations to food banks, the Chamberlain Property Group in Penticton has set a goal of raising 1,000 pounds of food to donate to the Penticton Salvation Army, even offering to pick the donations up in accordance with physical distancing guidelines. The group started their drive Saturday, and will be […]

Soup kitchen forced to close
Chelsea Powrie - Mar 31, 2020 - Get Involved

Penticton’s downtown soup kitchen has closed its doors indefinitely in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The Soupateria, which offers a free lunchtime meal to over 100 people a day, closed its dining room mid-month in favour of offering takeaway lunch bags. But that move ultimately was not enough to ensure the safety of volunteers and clients, […]

Give back if you can
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 26, 2020 - Get Involved

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Okanagan is asking area residents to consider donating what they can to charities and non-profit groups. The COVID-19 pandemic is stretching services thin, and AFP Okanagan is hoping once people have their own affairs in order they might be able to offer some financial help to those groups who need […]

Big donation for food bank
Laura Brookes - Mar 24, 2020 - Get Involved

The Clique Group has announced it will donate $10,000 to the Central Okanagan Food Bank during what has become a critical time for the charity during the COVID-19 outbreak. The food bank was named the charity winner of the Trellis Sprout a Fundraiser challenge, which asked contestants to raise money for their preferred cause. Local resident Cody Pollard hosted the Fork […]

Choices nearly sold out
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 19, 2020 - Get Involved

If you want to isolate in a larger house, you might want to grab one of the few remaining tickets of the 2020 Choices Lottery. The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation announced Thursday that 94% of tickets have already sold for its annual fundraiser, which offers eight grand prize options for the winner. One of those […]

Fly high with OneSky
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 18, 2020 - Get Involved

OneSky Community Resources is looking for new board members. The Penticton-based community support organization provides services to children and families, youth, adults and seniors throughout the South Okanagan and Similkameen. It is looking for anyone with backgrounds in human resources and business, advocacy and government relations, information technology, finance and accounting, law, fundraising or marketing. […]

HSC donation has teeth
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 11, 2020 - Get Involved

More people in the Okanagan will have pearly whites thanks to a $40,000 donation recently. Jean and Bill Redmond recently donated $40,000 to the fundraising campaign for Okanagan College’s Health Sciences Centre. Jean Redmond spent more than 40 years working as a certified dental assistant, and she is excited to see their donation go towards […]

College alumni shining bright
Jon Manchester - Mar 10, 2020 - Get Involved

Two Okanagan College alumni have been honoured for their community impact. Vernon’s Bree Cawley and Kelowna’s Christina Fast earned the highest honours from the college’s alumni association for their outstanding contributions to community and industry. Cawley was honoured with the Distinguished Alumni Award. She graduated from the bachelor of business administration program in 1999 and since then […]

Swinging soars past $300K
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 24, 2020 - Get Involved

It appears the Central Okanagan Hospice Association’s decision this year to go online with its Swinging with the Stars fundraiser was a wise decision. The 12th annual event, which was held on Saturday night in downtown Kelowna, raised a whopping $314,500 for COHA, which offers free services to help people deal with the final stages […]