Did you know we were a part of the Emergency Community Support Fund? This great initiative is a $350 million fund implemented with Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada, in partnership with local community foundations across the country. Its goal is to provide support to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable Canadians. Through our partnership with CFC Canada, the BC Interior Community Foundation was able to fund 22 local organizations in our region with $219,490.00 over 2 rounds of funding. You can check out the details here: Emergency Community Support Fund
BC Interior Community Foundation & The Stollery Charitable Foundation Fund partner to provide Big Bear CYAC with essential funding
Through the generosity of The Stollery Charitable Foundation, the BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF) disbursed a $12,030 grant to the Kamloops Food Bank on October 20, 2020. The funding was provided from The Stollery Charitable Foundation Fund, which is held and administered by the BC Interior Community Foundation. BCICF is truly grateful for the incredible commitment The Stollery Foundation has to meet the health and wellness needs of Kamloops area residents.
Bernadette Siracky, Kamloops Food Bank Executive Director notes, “The Stollery Foundation is authentic, involved and truly focussed on supporting the needs of the entire community. The Directors of this foundation ensure that the needs of the charities they support are met and check in to have timely and meaningful conversations about evolving requirements – especially during challenging times. We recently experienced unprecedented vandalism and within 24 hours received a communication from the Stollery Foundation asking how they could support us through the situation. We count our organization, our clients and our community lucky to be on their radar. Their impact not just to the Kamloops Food Bank but dozens of not for profits in our community is truly immeasurable. Thank you for your commitment to our community.”
President of the BC Interior Community Foundation, Rob Lemire notes that “[We] are grateful for the financial support provided by The Stollery Foundation and the partnerships they’ve established in Kamloops. It’s through this type of cooperative response to crises that make a real difference in the lives of our friends and neighbours in need.”
Did you know you can donate to help support the Food Bank through the BC Interior Community Foundation? Make a donation to their endowed fund – The Kamloops Food Bank Endowment Fund; each year the proceeds from the invested endowment of this fund are sent to the Food Bank to assist with their mission of ‘Sharing Food, Feeding Hope’.
Big thanks to Hospice for their wonderful support of the Kamloops Area. What a great visit our new President Rob Lemire & Board Member Hugh Fallis had with Kamloops Hospice Association’s Board Chair Fred Legace & Executive Director Wendy Marlow this past week when we dropped off a cheque to support this essential community service!
Our sincere thanks as well to CFJC Today, Castanet Kamloops, & Kamloops This Week for providing some wonderful local media coverage for Hospice to remind people of the great work they do. You can find the articles linked below: