The snow is still hanging around, but we are getting excited to start our vegetable gardens in about a month! We will be almost doubling our plot size in Kelowna and will need a lot of help from you amazing volunteers! We have received 5 applications in the past week through Do Some Good, so thank you! Our goal this year is to grow 25,000 pounds of fresh vegetables to feed families in the valley.
We have some exciting news to share! We pitched at the @100 women who care event a couple of weeks ago! We were told it was a close race but we did not win. This lovely lady from The Child Advocacy Center won the 100 Women Who Care donation! She and her husband liked what we are doing so much that they donated $5000 to our organization! An anonymous donor matched the donation so we raised $10,000 for COCFS! Thank you Debra and Tom Mauro.
We have had so much help lately from youth organizations such as the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! They have reached out to help and make a difference in our community! We are very grateful!
Thank you to this lovely group of humans from the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs for coming out to learn about growing veggies yesterday! They harvested and delivered to The Salvation Army Central Okanagan and Abbeyfield House! Summer isn’t all about lunches and pedicures! It’s about hardwork and getting in the dirt to help others!
Look at these bins of beets and lettuce our volunteers picked at Don-O-Ray Farm! In late November! The produce was delivered to The Salvation Army Central Okanagan. Spreading veggie love in the Okanagan!