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Season of Giving Calendar returns
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 20, 2023 - Get Involved

Kelowna Sunrise Rotary is once again offering you the chance to win big and help the Okanagan’s most vulnerable children at the same time. The Rotary club is conducting its third annual Season of Giving Calendar fundraiser, this year in support of Child Advocacy Centre Kelowna and Kelowna General Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. Business […]

T-Bones raises meaty sum
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 20, 2023 - Get Involved

If you have a child or know someone in and arts organization, there’s a good chance you have purchased meat through one of their fundraisers. And that meat likely came from T-Bones Fresh Meal Market, which announced today it has passed the $100,000 mark in charitable contributions to Okanagan organizations. T-Bones Fresh Meal Market gives […]

The Bridge gets big donation
Colin Dacre - Nov 15, 2023 - Get Involved

The Bridge Youth and Family Services has received a $58,000 donation from the Sovereign Order of St. John Okanagan chapter as the beneficiary of their Rockin’ in the Vines fundraiser event. The event hosted by Debra Martin and Jeff Chambers took place on Aug. 12 and featured a silent auction and live music. The donation […]

Car dealership supports kids
Chelsea Powrie - Nov 14, 2023 - Get Involved

A Penticton car dealership’s ongoing commitment to worthy causes continued this week with a total donation of $5,202 to three local organizations, part of its latest charitable initiative. Parkers Chrysler’s Community Connection announced the recipients of its Kids Care program are BGC Okanagan Infant Development Program, Dragonfly Pond Family Society and Agur Lake Camp. Parkers […]

It’s time to Elevate HER
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 10, 2023 - Get Involved

Linda and Kevin Edgecombe next week will be hosting an evening of motivational speeches, music, food, drink and silent auction—all in support of girls, women and impoverished families. The couple behind Edgecombe Building Group and Live Edge Okanagan Builders will present Elevate HER, which will raise funds for those who need it both in Kelowna […]

Pushor helps feed children
Brayden Ursel - Nov 10, 2023 - Get Involved

A prominent Kelowna law firm has made a significant donation towards addressing food insecurity in the community. Pushor Mitchell has announced a $7,500 donation to Hope for the Nation for its Food For Thought Starfish Backpack Program that operates in 25 schools in the Central Okanagan. “With our current challenging economic climate, we know that food inflation […]

Kettle campaign ready to roll
Josh Dawson - Nov 08, 2023 - Get Involved

 The Salvation Army Kamloops says it is looking to raise $240,000 through its kettle campaign in time for Christmas as the number of families in need has increased. Maj. Tracy Goyak from the Kamloops branch of the Salvation Army said all donations received will go toward organizations in the community. “So the important thing […]

Youth services team honoured
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 07, 2023 - Get Involved

The team of professionals that works with youth in Vernon has been recognized for its excellence. The youth services team at North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society won the Youth Leadership Award for 2023. The honour recognizes outstanding leadership and commitment to working with youth. “This team has worked so hard over the past […]

Firm donates to fire fund
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 02, 2023 - Get Involved

Central Okanagan Foundation’s Wildfire Response Fund has received $5,000 from a Kelowna investment firm. Inglis Private Investment Counsel, via the Raymond James Canada Foundation, presented the cheque to the foundation in September to support those impacted by the wildfires that struck the Central Okanagan in August. “It was absolutely devastating to watch our little piece […]

Food bank program expands
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 02, 2023 - Get Involved

Central Okanagan Food Bank is extending its annual Christmas campaign to the rest of the year—and renaming it as a result—as the need for its services increases. The Be an Angel campaign has been a staple in the Central Okanagan for the last 27 years, during which the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation matched donations to […]