At a time where large grocery chains are being summoned to parliamentary hearings on price gouging, a local independent grocer was busy giving back to the community.
The 15th annual Butcher Boys Grocery Memorial Hospice Fundraiser brought in $30,263.25, a $10,000 increase over 2022.
“This is in honour of the Butcher Boys family that the North Okanagan Hospice Society (NOHS) has taken such great care of,” Butcher Boys Tamsen Guidi said.
“Thank you to every customer who passed along their spare change, every person who “Added $5” to their grocery bill over the last 10 weeks, everyone who has supported us on social media, every single human and local business that supported our 3 special events that we added this year: The BBQ, the Silent Auction & PLINKO!”
Bannister GM and Silver Star Mountain Resort also donated $2,000 per company to the fundraiser.
“This is going to help hospice with our strategic plan, specifically with a redesign of our care station, and our plan to move hospice out into the community and have hospice at home. NOHS Executive Director Lisa Matthews said. “So this is a great first step to provide services where they want it and how they want it.”
“To be able to hit 30K is WILD , and unexpected, and we’re so thankful that we were able to bring this event back into the community in a more personal way again this year!” Guidi said.
Interior Health provides funding for NOHS, but the organization must raise around $700,000 to fulfill community demand for care and programs.
NOHS is currently running its’ largest annual campaign entitled “Journeys’ to donate click here.