The North Okanagan Hospice Society encourages residents to partake in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. (Morning Star file photo)

Campaign boosts hospice, charities

North Okanagan Hospice Society stands to benefit from Great Canadian Giving Challenge

North Okanagan Hospice Society is encouraging donors to support their favourite charity on

In recognition of Canada’s 150th Birthday, Canada Helps is asking Canadians to support the Great Canadian Giving Challenge where every $1 donated through Canada Helps in June automatically enters their charity to win a $10,000 donation.

“This is a great way to give extra support to your chosen charity,” said Ruth Edwards of North Okanagan Hospice Society. “You can search for your charity on Canada Helps, and you can cast as many votes as you like, by way of your donation.”

In addition to the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, NOHS initiated a monthly donor campaign in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday.

“Our goal is to gain 150 donors at an average of $25 per month; however every gift is

appreciated,” said Edwards.

“Funds raised will sustain our community education and caregiver support programs. June can be a quiet month for donations, so this challenge from is a very welcome boost.”

To help meet the society’s goal, Abakhan Vernon Debt Restructuring Consultants has generously donated two $250 Visa cards – every new member to the Hospice Monthly Donor Program will receive a ballot in a draw for one of these $250

cards. If this individual refers another person who becomes a monthly donor, they will receive another ballot in the draw.

Go online to or visit the NOHS administration offices to join the monthly donor program.