Chilliwack Give-A Thon
We are very excited to be hosting this fun-filled day of giving! This initiative portrays the very heart of Chilliwack; one of Kindness, Giving, Paying it Forward, Volunteerism and an overall sense gratitude as we work together to help our participating and fundamental non-profit organizations.
The Give-A-Thon was created to fill fundraising shortfalls due to events and other activities cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As you can imagine, we have been overwhelmed with requests from various groups and feel the need to provide clarity regarding the organizations participating and receiving funds from this event.
Funds raised during the Give-A-Thon will be administered to support organizations that work directly to provide Basic Needs - food, water, shelter and security - for vulnerable and/or needy citizens in our community (reference: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs). These basic physiological needs are the key things the Give-A-Thon committee feels the need to address during this COVID-19 pandemic.
At the same time, we certainly recognize the incredible work done by so many deserving organizations and service groups in our community. Although we would love to be able to support all valued organizations in Chilliwack, the funds raised will not be diverted away from organizations that work directly to provide basic needs.
Thank you for all you do in our community; we appreciate each of you tremendously. If you wish to join in and participate on the Give-A-Thon day, please email our volunteer coordinator Laura Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Give A Thon committee
The recipients of this Give A Thon are as follows: YMCA, Cyrus Centre, Sardis Doorway, Meadow Rose Society, Salvation Army, Chilliwack Bowls of Hope, Chilliwack Hospice Society, Ruth and Naomi’s, Canuck Place Children's Hospice, Chilliwack District Seniors Resource Society.