Christmas Campaign Summary for 2021
Our 2021 Kettle Campaign started on November 13 and ended on December 24, 2021. The kettle campaign kicked off on Friday, December 13, 2021 at The West Kelowna Warriors Home Game with the support of local council members – WFN Councillor Jordan Coble, West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom, and Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin.
The 2021 Christmas Campaign was a great success due to the overwhelming support of volunteers, donors, local government, local businesses and local community groups! Also, kudos to an exceptionally hardworking staff.
Having raised $190,000 in cash donations in 2020’s Christmas Campaign, and knowing that our thirft store was still in a deficit, we set a lofty goal of $275,000. The overall campaign brought in $220,000 in cash, toys, and gift cards. Which was made up of kettles, public contributions, and special events such as Rotary Rudolph, Scotia Match, Stutters DKI Toy Drive, and Families Feeding Families.
During our Christmas Campaign we served 166 families and 275 local children during our Gifts of Hope Toy Shop. We delivered, to Princeton Crisis Assistance, $7,000 worth of brand new toys, and $2,000 in Amazon gift cards which supported an additional 50 families/140 Children and Youth from Princeton.
We had over 150 volunteers that stood at our kettles collecting donations for our biggest fund raiser event of the year. Our volunteers worked a total of 700 hours during our campaign, and not to mention the inclement weather conditions.
When our volunteers signed up to do a kettle shift their name went into a draw to win a brand new BBQ for each shift completed! The winner, Carmine, picked up the BBQ in January and was happy to finally be able to replace his older-well-used one!
Thank you to all of our volunteers, donors, and community partners for your continued support!