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Kal Rotary Dream Auction raises recording-breaking $340K

Valley Auction Co-owner, Don Raffan (in hat) leads the bidding at the very successful 2018 Kal Rotary Dream Auction.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Michael Tindell

The 35th Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction raised $340,000 this year and organizations have just a couple of weeks left to apply for some of the cash.

The record-breaking amount of donations raised at the Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction is gifted each year to a variety of local and global organizations.

JoeAnna’s House was one of last year's recipients of funds. The charity provides accommodation for families who have to travel across the Interior for their for a loved one to receive life-saving specialist care at Kelowna General Hospital.

Another recipient of the funds went to Maven Lane Daycare to provide an outdoor classroom and play equipment to help facilitate their childcare programs for children nine months to 12 years of age.

Internationally, the Clean Water for Haiti Foundation received funds to build 150 bio-sand filters and replace an old truck used to deliver water filters to rural communities. The North Okanagan Gleaners, who in 2017 distributed 6.6 million servings of dried soup in Bosnia, El Salvador, Haiti, Guatemala, Tanzania and other developing countries, also received funds enabling them to purchase a new air dryer.

Kalamalka Rotary will soon start considering new donation requests and provide funds for worthwhile causes.

Requests from not-for-profit and other organizations are due by Dec. 31.

For more information to apply for funding go here.

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