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Kal Rotary launches online Dream Fund

While this year's event won't look like this, the Kal Rotary Club hasn't given up.
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September 15, 2020 - 6:30 PM

While the coronavirus pandemic may have cancelled the Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction, Rotarians still have their sights set high and have launched an online campaign hoping to generate $250,000 for a variety of charities.

"Non-for-profit societies in our community are seeing an 80 per cent reduction in donations and the need for their services is only increasing," Kal Rotary spokesperson Tom Lewis said. "So it's critical that our club raise funds to continue our tradition of giving back to the community."

Held annually in the fall, the Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction has raised $4.4M since it began 35 years ago. In 2019, the event raised a staggering $340,000 for projects both at home and abroad. The Dream Auction makes sure 100 per cent of all donations go straight to the projects that help communities.

"We have used your funds to feed children in the North Okanagan through the Starfish Program, built waterparks, skateboard parks and bike trails, funded hospital towers and Homes for Humanity, provided needed kitchens and transportation for those in need and supported countless other important projects," the Kal Rotary fundraising campaign says.

"Our team of committed volunteers has revamped the event and we are going online. We need your help more than ever to reach our goal so that together we can build strong communities," Lewis said. "Please dig in and help us."

To donate to the Kalamalka Rotary Dream Fund go here.

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