Hundreds of children in Chilliwack will have hot meals to eat, thanks in part to the local branch of RBC Dominion Securities.
A total of $9,510 was raised by the brokerage services group for the Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society recently.
Bowls of Hope provides free hot lunches to children in need at 21 different schools throughout the Chilliwack School District.
Typically RBC Dominion Securities hosts an annual hot dog barbecue fundraiser, in conjunction with the local Royal Bank branch, to bring in money each year for Bowls of Hope. But due to COVID-19, that wasn’t possible this year.
So instead, folks from the brach headed to the golf course for Bowls of Hope’s sold-out Charity Golf Classic at Chilliwack Golf Club on Sept. 20.
Before and during the golf tournament, the RBC Dominion Securities team brought in nearly $10,000 for the society’s Feed the Children program.
Through donations from businesses, community partners and the public, children in need receive more than 17,000 bowls of soup each month through the program.
To date RBC Dominion Securities and its partners have helped raise more than $50,000 in support of Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society.
Bowls of Hope was one of the 10 charities people donated to this summer as part Give-a-Thon, a virtual fundraiser hosted by Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network back in June.
Typically, about $75,000 comes in every spring from the Bowls of Hope’s biggest annual fundraiser, but the Feed the Children Dinner and Auction was cancelled this year due to the pandemic.