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Inn From the Cold - Kelowna
Inn From the Cold - Kelowna responds to the needs of individuals are experiencing, or are at risk of homelessness, in a welcoming, compassionate and mutually respectful manner.
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We are a volunteer-based organization that depends largely on private donations and fundraising to operate the bulk of our programs.
#109-1262 St Paul street
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 2C9
Causes we care about

  • Housing and Homelessness

  • Human Rights

  • Poverty

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
Social Mission
Our Values
- a welcoming environment where those we serve are people first
- compassion for all, by delivering services that are inclusive, non-judgmental and encouraging
- atmosphere of mutual respect which incorporates the confidentiality, personal privacy and dignity of all members of our community
Our Vision a community that honors the inherent dignity of all, where individuals, especially the most vulnerable, are safe, respected and included.
Businesses and organizations that we work with
Okanagan College
Kelowna Capital News
Do Some Good
Crowe MacKay LLP
Secure-Rite Mobile Storage
Enactus Okanagan College
The Salvation Army Kelowna
Mission Roots Cafe
Metro Community
Stories of our community involvement
Pihl Law Corporation has a program that allows staff to dress casually on Fridays if they donate a dollar to a fund that gets distributed to different charities based on employee votes. This fund got a little boost through our GivingTuesday campaign in 2017 and we were able to raise a total of $3,393! Employees have voted to distribute this fund equally between Inn From the Cold - Kelowna , H.O.P.E. Okanagan, and Kelowna Women's Shelter! What a fun way to support the causes our employees are passionate about!
Our family enjoyed serving a hot meal at Inn From the Cold - Kelowna last night. Kelowna's Gospel Mission cooked the meal we served it and the girls baked cookies!
September 30, 2017 Rotary Club of Kelowna Capri raised $1,220.-. for Inn From the Cold - Kelowna
Rotary Club of Kelowna Capri participated in the push to end homelessness event organized by Inn From the Cold - Kelowna and Rotary Club of Kelowna Ogopogo 2015
Colourful shopping carts were seen downtown Saturday as participants raised money for Inn from the Cold.
The event raised more than $15,000 and is currently still collecting funds, being Inn from the Cold’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Mayor Colin Basran and Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick gave speeches before the ribbon cutting and race.
Participants decorated their carts with Ogopogos, superheros and from the children’s movie Cars.
Donations to the nonprofit are still being accepted.
Congratulations to our recent #SimpleGenerosity recipient from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, Keith Germaine! He’s donating $1,500 to Society St Vincent de Paul – an organization that supplies emergency food and help for families with social and economic problems, disaster crisis and offers home visitations to shut-ins in the Central Okanagan area. Keith founded Bicycles For Humanity - Kelowna Chapter 12 years ago and is the main contact for all BFH activity in the Kelowna area. He organizes all of the promotional activities and fundraising – resulting in 1-2 shipments each year of adult bikes to Ghana, Africa. Over 7,000 bikes have been shipped over the past 12 years! Locally, Keith and his volunteers have collected and donated approximately 3,000 children's bikes to those in need in Kelowna. Keith has worked tirelessly on this initiative and on numerous other projects in the community. He helped start the Inn From the Cold - Kelowna program and is currently helping at the Ozanam Recovery House, a 19-bed transition home in Kelowna.
Know a volunteer doing good work in your community? Nominate them on Volinspire today: http://bit.ly/2ouTm67 #Canada150
See how this single mom of two who lost her house when her husband went to jail and had no one because her family was involved in alcohol and drugs was supported by Inn from the Cold Calgary. Wonderful things happening here as well at Inn From the Cold - Kelowna https://video.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-2/1832664...
A big shout out to Gennext Kelowna who brought together a great group of people last night at their TimeDrive event! Awesome to chat with so many organizations that are out making a difference in our community every single day.

A big thanks to: Elevation Outdoors, JA British Columbia, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, Project Literacy Kelowna Society, Inn From the Cold - Kelowna , Kelowna and District Safety Council, United Way Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen
Congratulations to today’s #SimpleGenerosity recipient from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, Mark Dixon! He’s donating $1,500 to Inn From the Cold - Kelowna . For over 6 years, Mark has been a devoted leader for Inn From the Cold - Kelowna , serving as Chairman of the Board. It’s thanks to his hard work that the organization is able to support homeless individuals in the Okanagan Valley with overnight shelter beds and transition housing. Mark is selfless in his dedication to the organization and a true inspiration to fellow volunteers and the community.
Know a volunteer doing good work in your community? Nominate them on Volinspire today: http://bit.ly/2ouTm67 #Canada150
Staff at Pihl have the opportunity to make a small donation on Fridays in order to dress casually. In 2016 staff raised $1,340.00 that they voted to be divided equally between Inn From the Cold - Kelowna Central Okanagan Community Food Bank, and Kelowna Women's Shelter. What a fun way to raise money for causes we care about!
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
#109-1262 St Paul street
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 2C9
Causes we care about

  • Housing and Homelessness

  • Human Rights

  • Poverty

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
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