Kelowna asked to take literal strides against homelessness

Kelowna's Gospel Mission Strides to End Homelessness is set to step into the community Saturday, March 7.

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission Strides to End Homelessness is set to step into the community Saturday, March 7.

A delicious meal of hot chili and special treats will be served after the walk in our expanded dining/classroom space.

With Kelowna’s help, our goal this year is to raise $25,000 to start our new Men’s Program.  We are grateful to our presenting sponsor, Wishbone Site Furnishings as well as sponsors, Brax Construction, Mission Law Group, Extra Foods and MCC thrift store for making this walk possible.  The program will enable us to provide classes on job training, basic financial literacy, art therapy and recovery preparation.

“I invite everyone to walk with us including those we serve so, together, we will be a step closer to ending homelessness.  This is our fourth fundraising walk and it gets bigger every year,” said Randy Benson, Executive Director of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission.  “People get very excited to see that they are making a difference and helping those in need to get back on their feet.”

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission’s 4th annual fundraising walk is being held at our emergency shelter at 259 Leon Avenue.  Registration starts at 4pm with the walk beginning at 5pm.