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  • IODE Thrift Shop

    Volunteer Opportunity
    IODE Thrift Shop (1425 Ellis Street) - Kelowna
    The Kelowna IODE Chapter, founded in 1943, runs what was the city's very first Thrift Shop. The store was staffed by women member volunteers who donated their time to make the shop profitable. The Thrift Shop enables people who cannot afford to purchase new items to buy nearly new and slightly used items at more affordable prices. All store profits return to the community in many forms. In addition, the profits have sent children to summer camps, bought valuable educational materials for Project Literacy and been used to award scholarships and bursaries to deserving students wishing to pursue post-secondary education. Unfortunately, the productive life of the IODE Thrift Shop and its good deeds may end. With increasing rent and dwindling membership, there are many volunteer positions that remain unfilled. All that would be required of any volunteer would be a morning or afternoon spent once a week or even once in 2 weeks helping the store. You could help save the IODE Thrift Shop! Please become a member or volunteer by calling Monique at 250-768-2949 or email Sally at jjandsal@telus.net.
  • The Industry Project

    Various - Various
    The Industry Project is a new local initiative that will connect philanthropy and the restaurant industry. It’s a way to bridge the gap between young people and the community. This can be challenging because young people don’t often assume any extra income to commit to charity. The need for an easy, affordable way to give back is how we came up with the idea for The Industry Project. As servers, we “tip out” a portion of our daily sales to our kitchen and support staff, usually five to seven percent. The idea of The Industry Project (or T.I.P.) is to add another one percent “tip out” to a local charity. Doing this every day for one month is a simple, affordable way to raise money. This year, the funds raised by all participating servers, restaurants and other generous donations will be going to benefit Foundry Kelowna, an integrated youth and family clinic that unites partner organizations to provide coordinated services addressing the primary care, mental health, substance use, counselling and social service needs of youth 12 – 24 and their families. Participating restaurants include: Gasthaus, Oak + Cru, Perch, Bussola, The Keg, Monkey's Fist, Famoso, 19 Okanagan, Cactus Club, BNA, Whiski Jacks, Earls, Central, Train Station Pub, Jacks, and Moxies.
  • Shooting for the Stars

    Friday, July 27th from 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Perch Café Rooftop Lounge (460 Doyle Avenue) - Kelowna
    Put on your summer attire and join us for an evening of cocktails & conversation. An array of fine wine, tastings from the finest local restaurants, and music from acclaimed artists. Get your feet moving while you take in the spectacular view of Okanagan Lake from the rooftop of the prestigious Perch Lounge. Shooting for the Stars is presented by Carey and Angela Price of the Montreal Canadiens and benefits Breakfast Club of Canada, an organization helping to fund breakfast programs in 1,600 schools across Canada, feeding 200,000 children and youth every school morning.
    $200
  • YMCA Charity Golf Tournament

    Kelowna Golf and Country Club (1297 Glenmore Drive) - Kelowna
    Presented by Wilson M. Beck Insurance Group and hosted by the Kelowna Golf and Country Club on their world-class course, this yearly event attracts over 100 golfers from BC interested in taking part in a few swings for a great cause. With the help of YMCA of Okanagan and community volunteers, registrants will enjoy 18 holes of golf, lunch and dinner, along with incredible prizes! Over $100K in cash and prizes is available including a chance to win up to $10,000 or a brand new shiny car from Harmony Honda, so virtually every team walks away a winner. By participating in this event, you are assisting children, youth, and families from our community to gain access to necessary resources through the YMCA of Okanagan. Every penny of your donation stays local and goes directly to support families in need.
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  • IODE Thrift Shop

    Volunteer Opportunity
    IODE Thrift Shop (1425 Ellis Street) - Kelowna
    The Kelowna IODE Chapter, founded in 1943, runs what was the city's very first Thrift Shop. The store was staffed by women member volunteers who donated their time to make the shop profitable. The Thrift Shop enables people who cannot afford to purchase new items to buy nearly new and slightly used items at more affordable prices. All store profits return to the community in many forms. In addition, the profits have sent children to summer camps, bought valuable educational materials for Project Literacy and been used to award scholarships and bursaries to deserving students wishing to pursue post-secondary education. Unfortunately, the productive life of the IODE Thrift Shop and its good deeds may end. With increasing rent and dwindling membership, there are many volunteer positions that remain unfilled. All that would be required of any volunteer would be a morning or afternoon spent once a week or even once in 2 weeks helping the store. You could help save the IODE Thrift Shop! Please become a member or volunteer by calling Monique at 250-768-2949 or email Sally at jjandsal@telus.net.
  • Fight for the Kids

    Rutland Centennial Hall (180 Rutland Road North) - Kelowna
    Madkatz Boxing Club will be holding it's second annual boxing event to raise funds for Women and Youth at risk, as well as Low Income Families in our communities. Last year's event raised over $20,000, with this year's event looking to make a similar impact. Doors open at 6:15pm. For ticket information, please contact geoffmadkatz@gmail.com or 250-859-1397.