Online auction benefits club

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Club is giving residents an opportunity to do some online holiday shopping

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Club is giving residents an opportunity to do some online holiday shopping while supporting youth at risk in the valley.

The second annual online auction is underway at http://www.32auctions.com/Okanaganboysandgirlsclubs but it goes offline Sunday.

The auction includes some great items including a Westjet voucher for two anywhere Westjet flies, accommodations at the Delta Grand Hotel, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Guesthouse, golf at the Harvest Golf Club, a beverage centre from Coast Wholesale Appliances, a leadership training package from Crestcom and a Kelowna Rockets Club night out as well as more than 50 other items.

“We are so thankful for the donations of Okanagan businesses. With their contribution we are hoping that the auction items will help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 to help support our programs and services being offered to our youth at risk who need a hand up once in a while,” said Richelle Lawrence, event co-ordinator.

The proceeds this year will go to Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs youth centre in Kelowna. The youth centre provides youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness a safe place to meet their basic needs. The youth centre is a necessary first step in the transition from homelessness to a full independent life. The programs allow young people to focus on their abilities, develop new friendships, build self-confidence and self-esteem.

“We help them develop a more positive outlook and give them the tools to accomplish anything they set their mind and effort to. It is only with the generous support of our communities that this is possible.

“The online auction is a win-win opportunity truly making a difference to young people in our community.”