Residents are urged to drive-thru with their support Thursday, Sept. 19 for a multitude of local agencies – from individuals in crisis to families requiring a little assistance.
United Way of North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap kicks off the annual Drive-Thru Breakfast Thursday at the Best Western Vernon Lodge.
“It goes from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. or until all 800 bags are gone,” said Linda Yule, United Way executive director.
Area residents can drive through for a breakfast bag packed with goods, a coffee, and even get their windshield washed for a donation.
All of the funds raised assist United Way in supporting the various local agencies who rely on the assistance.
“This fun event kicks off our annual community fundraising campaign and helps us raise awareness and dollars for the many local agencies we support,” said Yule.
“All the goodies in the bags are donated from both local and national suppliers and Tim Hortons is on hand with their coffee and Timbits. Local dignitaries are coming out to serve you breakfast and lawyers and accountants will wash your windows for you.
“Please come and join in the fun!”
VantageOne, event sponsor, CEO Glenn Benischek urges everyone to support the cause.
“Come see some of the executive directors that lead some of these great organizations in our community and get the lawyers in town to wash your windshield.”
Volunteers will also be delivering breakfasts to offices who would like to purchase group bags.
“That’s an option as well if you can’t get to the drive through,” said Yule.
To arrange a delivery, call 250-549-1346.