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Parkers to fundraise for Pathways Addictions Resource Centre

Janet and Colin Parker.
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December 13, 2016 - 4:33 PM

PENTICTON - With the rash of drug overdoses in Penticton and an ongoing concern for the well-being of the community, Parkers will be donating $100 for every vehicle sold and $10 for every oil change service during the month of December to Pathways Addictions Resource Centre.  The fundraising effort will be in memory of Colin Parker, the late son of Parker’s owner Janet Parker, who passed away in early October.

"We are truly honoured and humbled that Parkers will be fundraising for Pathways.  The overdoses in Penticton is epidemic.  Any funds we can get will help us with our addiction education and counselling services for youth through senior adults, as well as for parents whose children are involved with substance use” said Pathways Agency Director Daryl Meyers.  "This is particularly helpful during this time of year when increased temptations make the festive season dangerous and difficult for many addicted to alcohol or drugs " she adds. As a not for profit organization, donations from businesses and individuals are key to helping those at risk. 

"We are pleased to help organizations like Pathways Addictions Resource Centre as this is a cause near and dear to my heart. Colin personally donated to Pathways and I it’s important to his memory that we continue doing so” stated Janet Parker. Parkers embarked on a fundraiser for the victims of the Fort McMurray Fire in May 2016 and managed to raise $2,250 with a similar donation program and it is their hope to hit the same target for Pathways. 

Parkers is also setting up a dedicated page on their website to help promote Pathways and direct visitors to Pathways’ donation page. “With large volumes of visitors to our website and social media following, we know we can really help boost awareness of, and donations to Pathways” added Janet Parker.

Family owned and operated, Parkers Chrysler has been operating in Penticton since 1945.  More information can be found at www.parkerschrylser.com


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