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SPCA, food bank recipients of donations from fundraiser
An auction of showroom cabinetry and appliances being removed to make way for new product design has resulted in donations for both the Kelowna Community Food Bank and the Kelowna branch of the SPCA.
Westwood Fine Cabinetry staged the auction in the lead-up to last Christmas, which initially resulted in a $5,000 donation to the SPCA, followed up by another close to $1,000 donation on July 27.
The food bank received the same donation amount.
To make the most of this opportunity, Westwood’s senior sales designer Cory Anthony proposed the idea of a fundraiser to benefit local charities.
In keeping with the Christmas season, the campaign was called Stuff a Stocking.
Patrons to the Westwood showroom were invited to put in a bid on showroom cabinets and/or appliances that were displayed with a “stocking.”
The highest bidder was able to purchase the cabinets and/or appliances, with the entire purchase price donated to local charities.
In total, just short of $12,000 was raised for the two non-profit groups.
On May 11, each agency was presented with a cheque in the amount of $5,913.
Shortly after this presentation, another showroom display was sold for $2,000. Additional cheques of $1000 were again offered to the two organizations.