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Seventh annual Alternative Gift Fair wraps up

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December 22, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Thank you to all those who helped make the 7th Annual JCI Vernon - Alternative Gift Fair a huge success. Eleven organizations came together to offer holiday shoppers the opportunity to give gifts that keep on giving.

Thanks to the support of generous donors, the event raised $4,700 for the various organizations, which included: Road Home Rescue & Safekeeping Society; Sleeping Children Around the World; Special Olympics - Vernon; Vernon Upper Room Mission; ECC Saturday Street Lunch; Days for Girls Canada -Vernon; Good Samaritan Society - Heron Grove; Okanagan Rail Trail Initiative; John Howard Society - North Okanagan/Kootenay Region and the Zimbabwe Project Canada, Nexus Community Resource Centre. 

At the fair, donors were able to donate to charitable organizations on behalf of their loved ones. By choosing to give donations as gifts, donors know that their presents will keep on giving by helping local charitable organizations keep up their good work. 

“It was great to see so many people come out to support local charitable groups. We had families attend to help teach their children about giving back and donors who found out about new charitable groups by attending the gift fair,” said Deryk Ellison, co-chairperson of the JCI Vernon - 2016 Alternative Gift Fair.

“This year’s event featured a few returning charities as well as a few first time participants. I feel a lot of people as well as myself had the opportunity to learn more about these local and international charities and what kind of impact they are making in the community,” said Ellison

JCI Vernon would like to thank our sponsor 105.7 Sun FM for helping make this event possible as well as the Schubert Centre, the charities that took part and all of the volunteers for their time and positivity in this event.

We look forward to organizing another gift fair next year. Please visit the JCI Vernon website at to find out more about JCI and upcoming events.

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