Trevor McDonald is hosting the first ever Chilliwack Give-A-Thon, which aims to replace donations lost due to cancellation of fundraising events around town. (Youtube)

Chilliwack Give-A-Thon hits $100,000 mark, still time to donate

Event was created to replace fundraising dollars lost due to cancellations of event due to COVID-19

A Give-A-Thon to support charities in Chilliwack is nearing the end of their 12-hour fundraising relay.

So far, they have raised more than $100,000 for 12 different charities in the community.

A livestream video is available to tune in, where host Trevor McDonald is interviewing community leaders.

READ MORE: Chilliwack virtual Give-a-Thon to benefit non-profits impacted by COVID-19

The event is being hosted by the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and a collective of community leaders and volunteers

This event features both live and pre-recorded content. Donations will be forwarded to: Bowls of Hope, YMCA, Cyrus Centre, Sardis Doorway, Meadow Rose Society, Salvation Army, Chilliwack Bowls of Hope, Chilliwack Hospice Society, Ruth and Naomi’s, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, and the Chilliwack District Seniors Resource Society.

Anyone wishing to contribute will be able to so in one of three ways;

1. During the Give-A-Thon, text the word Charity to 20222 on your cell phone, to donate $10 or $25.

2. Donations over $25 will be handled online at business.chilliwackchamber.com/events/details/chilliwack-give-a-thon-1697 with tax receipts issued for donations of $25 or more. Donors are asked to include a name, address and phone number in the notes section.

3. Cheques can be made payable to the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and mailed to 46115 Yale Rd, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 2P2

For more info visit www.chilliwackchamber.com/eventspage/news/chilliwack-together/


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