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Tree of Hope charity to benefit Crime Stoppers

Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers Society and Fit4Defense will be the recipient charities for The Landmark Tree of Hope 2012 campaign funding.

This partnership has joined forces to shine a light on crime fighting and the prevention of bullying, intimidation, and threats of violence towards our youth in Kelowna.

David Demeyere, president of the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers Society, said: “We are very excited to receive a grant from the Tree of Hope Charity and their sponsors. Working together with Fit4Defense, we believe that this partnership will most certainly impact the lives of many of our youth, plus reduce crime within our city.”

This year, Crime Soppers celebrates its 25th anniversary. It has received over 19,000 tips which have resulted in 2,350 arrests, and over $80 million in recovered drugs/stolen property.  Fit4Defense is a violence prevention program, will be introduced to youth in Kelowna schools and community centres.

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