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Give Where You Live at the First Chilliwack Give-a-Thon May 12, 2020

Chilliwack, BC: Chilliwack is home to a large number of hardworking non-profit organizations who provide valuable and important services to the community. From poverty reduction, to building social connectiveness, local charitable organizations have a large impact on almost every resident in Chilliwack.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have changed in ways we never imagined. One change is that many fundraising events that would typically sustain non-profit organizations have been cancelled. This has resulted in much more than just the loss of a social outlet, it has created significant financial hardship in the non-profit sector, putting those who depend on these services at risk of losing them.

Now it’s our turn to give back to the organizations that have given us so much already. One way to do this is through a special virtual Give-a-Thon event!

On Wednesday, June 10 from 9 am to 9 pm, the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network will host a virtual Give-a-Thon event to help raise funds for non-profit organizations in Chilliwack. The event will feature Trevor McDonald as host, alongside some local favorite co-hosts, along with live entertainment, short videos from sponsors and recipients, special guests and lots of fun.

Chilliwack residents who are still working and wish to contribute can do so during the Give-a-Thon in one of three ways;
1. Text to donate $10 or $25 amounts (Text number will be available on the Chamber’s website below)

2. Online for donations over $25 http://business.chilliwackchamber.com/events/details/chilliwack-give-a-thon-1697
Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $25 or more. Please include your name, address and phone number in the notes section for a tax receipt.

3. Cheques can be made payable to the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and mailed to 46115 Yale Rd, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 2P2

“The effects of this pandemic are far-reaching, and non-profits are far from immune,” said Mayor Popove. “Now it’s our turn to give back to the people and organizations who have given us so much over the years.”

For more information visit http://www.chilliwackchamber.com/eventspage/news/chilliwack-together/

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Media Contact:

Leanna Kemp, Executive Director
Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce
Tel: 604.793.4323
Email: leanna@chilliwackchamber.com

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