Trevor McDonald is hosting the Chilliwack Give-a-Thon June 10 to raise funds for non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

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

A fundraiser is organized by the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network and hosted by Trevor McDonald

The Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network is hosting an innovative online event to help non-profit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Between physical distancing guidelines and bans on large gatherings, several fundraisers have been cancelled over the last few months. The recent casualities include the SPCA’s Wine for Whiskers event and the Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society’s annual Feed the Children Dinner Auction.

The Bowls of Hope event has raised more than $70,000 in the past.

To help replace lost revenue, money that is vital to the survival and effectiveness of non-profits, the CERN is holding a virtual Give-a-Thon.

Taking place June 10 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Give-a-Thon will be hosted by Trevor McDonald, with help from several co-hosts. Organizers promise live entertainment, short videos from sponsors and recipients, special guests and lots of fun.

READ MORE: Chilliwack non-profits suffering financially with cancellations

READ MORE: Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce cancels Business on the Green

“The effects of this pandemic are far reaching, and non-profits are far from immune,” said Mayor Ken Popove in a City of Chilliwack news release. “Now it’s our turn to give back to the people and organizations who have given us so much over the years.”

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

1. During the Give-A-Thon, text to donate $10 or $25 to a number that will be made available on the Chamber of Commerce website.

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 chilliwackchamber.com/eventspage/news/chilliwack-together/


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