Local businesses folks phone and text friends to collect donations for the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Jail and Bail fundraiser at Cottonwood Mall on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Chamber’s ‘Jail and Bail’ fundraiser brings in $78,300

A total of 10 organizations and charities benefit from the successful fundraiser in Chilliwack

Local businesses folks were busy phoning and texting friends and family to collect donations for the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce’s Jail and Bail fundraiser at Cottonwood Mall on Tuesday.

The 14 “inmates” donned orange shirts as they collectively raised $78,300 for 10 organizations and charities, far surpassing their goal of $14,000.

The 10 organizations are: BC Special Olympics, Bowls of Hope, Ann Davis Transition Society, Chilliwack Hospice Society, Central Elementary, Chilliwack Community Services (Starfish Backpack program), Cyrus Centre, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Coats for Kids and Wilma’s Transition Society.

Last year the event brought in $4,000.

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