Crime Stoppers raising funds

A coupon booklet is aimed at raising funds for the Crime Stoppers organization.

They’re real and they’re legit.

North Okanagan Shuswap Crime Stoppers Society has again teamed up with Four Elements Consulting to promote a coupon booklet aimed at raising funds for the Crime Stoppers’ organization.

“We hire this group to go door-to-door in the region to sell the coupon booklet,” said society coordinator Gord Molendyk.

“The funds raised by this campaign go a long way to keep our program running throughout the year.”

The door-to-door sales people will have identification and will be wearing a yellow jacket with a Crime Stoppers logo on one side and their company logo on the other side.

The marketers will be canvassing the entire North Okanagan Shuswap Crime Stoppers coverage region, from Vernon to Sicamous.

The coupon booklet includes almost $700 in savings for such organizations as the Vernon Vipers and Salmon Arm Silverbacks hockey clubs, Eagle River Golf Course in Sicamous, Greater Vernon Recreation Services and Ready-Set-Go River Rafting out of Clearwater.

Funds raised from the campaign, which is expected to last for a couple of months, allows the Crime Stoppers program to continue toward making the region a safer place to live, work and play.

“As we receive no funding support from any government agencies or police departments, we rely on campaigns like this to raise the funds to operate our program from year to year,” said Molendyk.

Each Crime Stoppers board is an independent operation and must continue to raise funds to meet expenses like paying out rewards for tips, day-to-day operations and ongoing awareness initatives.

Last year’s coupon booklet campaign raised nearly $9,000 for the North Okanagan Shuswap Crime Stoppers Society, which has just completed its 21st year of operation.


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