We are excited to announce that we are committed to upholding the legacy of the Kamloops This Week Christmas Cheer Fund, ensuring the ongoing support of charities that serve our community. (Donation form below)

Charities chosen this year are the Royal Canadian Legion, BGC Kamloops Journey Fund, Overlander Residential Care Auxiliary and the legacy non-profit, The Y Women’s Emergency Shelter.

Royal Canadian Legion Kamloops

Like many non-profit organizations, since re-opening after COVID, the Legion has struggled to bring people back into its downtown premises. Recently, its monthly rent increased dramatically.

The Legion would like to expand its reach in the community by offering new programs, especially for vulnerable seniors and veterans in the area.

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BGCK (Boys & Girls Club Kamloops) Journey Fund

The agency manages a non-profit initiative created by Thrive Clinical Counselling and Consulting, CorDiscovery and Lighthouse Therapies.

Money donated to the Journey Fund is used to help parents in Kamloops access timely and skilled therapy to help address adverse experiences or trauma. The aim is to make healing from trauma not be a luxury for those who can afford it.

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Auxiliary to Overlander Residential Care

The purpose of the auxiliary is to support the Overlander Residential Care Hospital by providing supplementary patient services, equipment and financial support as requested by the manager and which has not been provided for by Interior Health. The auxiliary also seeks to give Overlander residents a better quality of life.

Overlander is a 183-bed extended care residence in Brocklehurst. It is also home to Trinity Hospice, a four-bed palliative care facility.

Overlander is a home for the residents and it is often their last home. The auxiliary believes all residents have a past, have been important members of the community and should be able to experience a home-like environment.

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Kamloops Y Women’s Emergency Shelter

The Y Women’s Emergency Shelter is the longest-standing recipient of the proceeds.

Services offered to those in need are more akin to that of a transition house.

Typically, the staff help survivors with their finances, income assistance or finding employment. Sometimes, individuals may require legal support and childcare agreements.

Those who visit the Y’s program stay between 30 and 120 days while they are transitioning away from gender-based violence.

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If you do not wish to donate online, cash, cheque, credit and debit card donations can be made at BC Interior Community Foundation, 2-219 Victoria Street.

Open: Tuesday thru Friday, 9 am – 4 pm. (Closed from 12:30 – 1pm for lunch)

Or at Castanet Kamloops, 102-635 Victoria Street.

Open Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm

Cheques can also be sent to BCICF, 2 – 219 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1 through Canada Post. Please ensure all cheques are made out to BC Interior Community Foundation and indicate the Christmas Cheer Fund. Include your phone number and email address so we can issue a tax receipt and/or contact you should there be any issues with your donation.


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