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BC SPCA Kelowna Branch
The BC SPCA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.
We offer a numb...
3785 Casorso Rd.
Kelowna, British Columbia
Causes we care about

  • Animal Welfare

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
Social Mission
To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.
Businesses and organizations that we work with
Kelowna Toyota
Kelowna Capital News
Avalon Event Rentals Inc.
Secure-Rite Mobile Storage
We Support 3
Stories of our community involvement
Honoured to join the amazing crew at Refresh Financial this morning and represent the Do Some Good team. Unbelievable how this #GoodCompany is empowering their staff to have a voice in where their community donations are given. Great to see worthy causes like All Are Family Outreach, Third Space Life Charity and BC SPCA Kelowna Branch present how they are working to make a positive impact in our community.
Bellamy Homes As part of our ongoing community program we have contributed $250 to BC SPCA Kelowna Branch on behalf of Ryan, Jenn and family. We love all animals and appreciate having an advocate for them in our community.

You can contribute by clicking on the link

Everyone who builds with Bellamy Homes chooses a charity of their choice to receive a donation. We love learning about what our customers are passionate are about and to learn more about organizations in our community that are doing great things.

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For #NationalVolunteerWeek we’re celebrating our team members who go above and beyond the call of duty and volunteer their time and talents to brighten their communities.
Meet Financial Advisor Michael Gordon, who spends his downtime with the team at BC SPCA Kelowna Branch, giving love and care to abandoned animals.
“I’ve been volunteering with the Kelowna SPCA since April 2017 as a dog walker/companion, as well as helping with maintenance and yard work. Before that I volunteered with the Surrey SPCA as a lead volunteer for dog walkers and was also a coordinator for their annual Paws for a Cause Dog Walk-a-Thon. My own dog is an adoption from the Surrey SPCA; nine years ago he had been found abandoned outside a mall complex and spent two months at the SPCA where I fell in love and ended up welcoming him into my home. Through him I’ve experienced first-hand the love and care animals coming from the SPCA give and deserve to receive. My pup is a 13-year-old Lab-Retriever with hip dysplasia, arthritis and he’s had two knee surgeries for ACL tears but he keeps on trucking and still gets excited for walks, hikes and swims! I’m so thankful to the SPCA for taking him in, caring for him while in their care and then allowing me to bring him home.”
“The Kelowna SPCA does such important work to protect and take care of animals who can’t fend for themselves, to educate the public and help animals to find their “furever” homes. All of their employees and the other volunteers are so amazing; it can be very emotional work but they work tirelessly with the animals in their care to nurse them back to health, train them and prepare them for a successful adoption. I can’t say enough good things about the Kelowna SPCA!”
Thanks to all of your generous donations, we raised hundreds of dollars for our local BC SPCA Kelowna Branch!!! Remember, we are still accepting the following items for our local branch:

For the animals:
Tin dog & cat/kitten food (pate), Kitten milk replacement, 6 ft (+) dog leashes, dog kongs (mostly large size) Greenies dog & cat pill pockets, Sweet Scoop World’s Best cat litter, alfalfa hay, dog and cat toys, litter scoops, timothy hay, gift cards (Canadian Tire, Bosley’s Total Pet, Save-on, Staples)

For The Shelter:
Toilet paper, paper towels, liquid soup, XXXL garbage bags

For the office:
Postage stamps, liquid white out, scotch tape refills, post-it note pads
Be a sweetie and support our local BC SPCA Kelowna Branch and stop by the Lake Country Royal LePage for cupcakes and homemade doggie treats by Petrina! All proceeds go to our SPCA🐾
See why this 13 year old and her mini horse "Bonnie" are named Animal Champions by the BC SPCA Kelowna Branch.
Grade 4 students come up with creative ways to use their $100 from Interior Savings to give back. Dropping off cookies with notes to neighbors, handing out coffee and mitts and toques to those without and donating needed items to the BC SPCA Kelowna Branch. All in the name of kindness.
We would like to congratulate Ryan Lancaster from Scale My Life for having the most impactful volunteer spotlight of December 2016. For sharing his inspiring story with us, Volinspire has given Ryan a $250 gift card to donate to a charity of his choice. Here are a few words from Ryan about where he has chosen to give:
"I have chosen Inn From the Cold - Kelowna because they are making an incredible impact to homeless individuals in our community who are dealing with mental health and addiction issues. IFTC puts shelter first at the forefront of the healing process and that not only gives people a place to go when they have no other option but helps give them the safety and security they need to get back on their feet.
IFTC focuses on treating everyone with compassion and respect no matter what their situation. They build a strong community of positivity and support and follow that through with programs to make sure individuals get the care they need over the longterm. "
Congratulations Ryan, not only on your volunteer spotlight, but also the #CharityChallenge that brought awareness to so many worthy charities in just one month Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, Central Okanagan Community Food Bank, Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, The Salvation Army Central Okanagan, The Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna's Gospel Mission, Mamas for Mamas, CRIS Adaptive Adventures, BC SPCA Kelowna Branch and Canadian Blood Services - Kelowna
Picture of Ryan Lancaster

Ryan Lancaster, Thanks for Doing Some Good!

What inspires you to volunteer?

I believe volunteering is one of the greatest things that anyone can do.

It's fulfilling knowing you're making a positive impact on your local community, it's rewarding helping those that are in need of assistance, the atmosphere is always so inspiring and upbeat, and it's a place where I'm constantly challenged to try new things and get out of my comfort zone.

If everyone volunteered just a couple hours a month, not only would the world be a much better place, but everyone would be much better for it.

This is why I have committed myself to taking on this #CharityChallenge for this month's Scale My Life challenge. By volunteering at 12 different charities over the holiday season, I hope to connect with some really amazing new charities and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

Which cause(s) are you most passionate about and why?

Mental health and poverty have a personal connection for me.

I battled with my own struggles with depression late last year before I started Scale My Life. It took a toll on just about every area of my life and it was really difficult to pull myself out of. I really think that The Canadian Mental Health Association is doing some positive work to try and address these issues and I'm always happy when I can support them.

Poverty is something I was exposed to at young age as my mom had to struggle as a single parent to take care of my brother and I. We always had enough, but at times things were very tight. I see incredible programs like Mamas for Mamas, Central Okanagan Community Food Bank, Kelowna's Gospel Mission, and others and I am inspired.

What impact have you seen the organization(s) you work with, and their volunteers, make in the community?

Just this month, I've seen elderly men and women and the Good Samaritan Canada, Mountainview Village that had Alzheimer's and dementia go from being quiet and recluse to being active, smiling, and happy just by engaging with them and giving them something positive to do.

At the Canadian Blood Services - Kelowna clinic I saw high school students organizing a grad blood drive because they cared enough to become a champion for the cause. I learned about a local girl with an undiagnosed blood disease that is forced to get a blood transfusion every couple weeks and it's donations like those, from the senior classes at our local high schools, that help keep her alive.

AND with 10 more charities still left to volunteer with this month, I can't wait to see what other positive stories I'll see!

What support is needed by the organization(s) and how can people learn more or get involved?

Whether it's Canadian Blood Services - Kelowna or the BC SPCA Kelowna Branch, every organization could always use more help with volunteers and awareness.

These are places supported and maintained solely on the kindness of volunteers, but surprisingly I have found that the demand for time in most cases is very small. With just a few hours from your week, you can make a massive impact in a charity or non-profit, and most of the time the work is very light and the value is extremely high.

Whether you can make time to volunteer or not, the best and simplest thing you can do for a charity is to help share their message. Share their content on social media, become an advocate for their cause and you will help create the awareness they need to grow and succeed.

Is there a person, organization or caring company (e.g. employer) you would like to recognize that has helped support you to make a difference?

Honestly, if I were to recognise any organization, it would be Volinspire.

Their efforts to connect charities and non-profits to caring individuals and businesses is truly inspiring. I hope they continue to grow their platform to one day drive a national or global volunteer movement.
3785 Casorso Rd.
Kelowna, British Columbia
Causes we care about

  • Animal Welfare

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us