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$55,000 Goal
88% of Goal
$48,340 Raised

Strides to End Homelessness is Kelowna's Gospel Mission's annual fun, family-friendly 2k walk, 5k walk or 10k run!

For over 40 years, Kelowna’s Gospel Mission has helped people who are struggling to meet basic needs in our community.  We assist people to move forward in their lives. We provide genuine acceptance with individually-tailored programs to help vulnerable people find housing, income, family supports, mental health services, spiritual guidance as well as basic care. Make the difference on Sunday, March 1st at The Laurel Packing House as we walk with those we serve and, together, we will take Strides to End Homelessness. 


The goal of the walk is to raise $55,000 to continue with our shelter programs of beds, meals, outreach, casework and our women's transitional home, Harmony House.

If you need help with registering or donating, please email sonja@kelownagospelmission.ca or call Sonja at 250-763-3737 ext. 204.  

 

Event Day Details:

Venue: The Laurel Packinghouse - 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC

Parking available in the Library Parkade or street parking

What to wear:Make sure you dress for the weather as it can get cold outside!  

SCHEDULE: 

2pm Registration- enter all cash and cheque donations under your fund-raising page and bring to event. Please print out your pledge sheets.  Name and mailing address will be required for cash donors who would like a tax receipt.  Cheques are payable to Kelowna's Gospel Mission. 

2:55pm Opening remarks and group photo

3:05pm Walk/Run begins

4pm Chili, Vegan Chili, hot dogs & treats will be served

4:20pm Silent Auction Closes (cash, cheque or credit card). Live auction of Sara Gagnon painting begins

FUN!!! Selfie station - Face Painting

THE GOODIES!  All fundraisers receive the cool, new Strides to End Homelessness back-pack! It it's water-resistant, lightweight and turns into a pouch for travelling!

PRIZES!!!  There will be prizes for the top 3 fundraisers and the top 3 fundraising teams. To qualify for prizes all funds must be entered on-line by noon on Sunday, March 1st.  To enter cash, log on, go to "My Fundraising" and then to "Enter cash or cheques".

FOOD: Chili (vegan & meat options) hot-dogs, cookies and bars will be served after the walk, at 4pm

THRIFT STORE SILENT AUCTION: Open from 2pm until 4:20pm (cash, cheque or credit card)

LIVE AUCTION: A beautiful Sara Gagnon painting will be auctioned at 4:20pm

NOTES: The full web-page is not available by phone.  Log onto a computer to view the fundraising thermometer 


Enter all cash pledges on-line by noon on March 1st to qualify for top fundraiser prizes.  

If you have any questions, problems with your donations or signing up, please call Sonja at 250-763-3737 ext. 204 or email sonja@kelownagospelmission.ca - most issues are easy to fix!





Top Fundraisers

Paul Cluff - REMAX$10,000.00
JoAnne McKenzie - Outreach Worker$5,595.00
Brian Penner$4,700.00
Mike Morrison$3,160.00
Randy Benson$2,195.00
Karl$2,180.00
Dianne Beamish$1,505.00
Sonja Menyes$1,436.00
Richard Chapman - Caseworker$1,200.00
Blue Lime Property Maintenance$1,145.00
Grace Bell$1,080.00
Tim & Corinn Lutz$840.00
Candace Miller$645.00
RE NE$590.00
Meldon Lutzer$501.00
Walking With Grace $490.00
Rhonda Fenrick$430.00
Britta Elm$405.00
Heather Boissoin$360.00
Shannon Coulter$360.00
Mandy Phillips$360.00
Denise Skutshek$300.00
KGM Supporter$300.00
Joshua Korten$250.00
Julia Boissoin$230.00
Janneke$200.00
KGM Supporter$200.00
KGM Supporter$200.00
Gabi Heinitz$170.00
tamara pelletietr$165.00
phill$150.00
Daniel Rodgers$120.00
Jesse Matlock$120.00
ZoomJenn$100.00
KGM Supporter$100.00
Natalie Spevakow $100.00
KGM Supporter$100.00
Ruby Simonson$100.00
John Simonson$100.00
Nadia Schober$100.00
Shane Lockhart$100.00
Dianne Beamish$100.00
KGM Supporter$100.00
Charlotte Lutzer$100.00
Erin Zilkie$100.00
KGM Supporter$100.00
KGM Supporter$100.00
KGM Supporter$100.00
Jen Glennon$80.00
Meghan Stevens$80.00
Karl Petersohn$80.00
KGM Supporter$50.00
David Barbour$50.00
KGM Supporter$50.00
GB$50.00
KGM Supporter$50.00
KGM Supporter$50.00
KGM Supporter$50.00
KGM Supporter$50.00
Ecora Engineering & Resource Group$50.00
Ewen Crawford$50.00
KGM Supporter$50.00
KGM Supporter$50.00
KGM Supporter$50.00
Hannah Korten$30.00
Matt Scott $30.00
Christine Mahoney$25.00
KGM Supporter$25.00
KGM Supporter$20.00
KGM Supporter$20.00
KGM Supporter$20.00
Bradley Karp$20.00
Su Knorr$20.00
Alysha - K96.3$20.00
Evan Williams$20.00
Joshua Gabriel $20.00
Marylou Graves$20.00
Sara Gagnon$20.00
Penny Dennert$20.00
Linda Chamberlain$20.00
Abigail Scott$20.00
KGM Supporter$20.00
KGM Supporter$20.00
KGM Supporter$20.00
Kiana Poweska$10.00
Joan Adams  donated  $25.00        Church donors  donated  $1,385.00        Barry Porrelli  donated  $500.00        Alex  donated  $50.00        Todd & Tracy  donated an undisclosed amount         Sandra Donald  donated an undisclosed amount         KGM Supporter  donated  $50.00        Pugh  donated  $100.00        KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         First Choice electric  donated  $50.00        KGM Supporter  donated  $30.00        Tammi Chambers  donated  $20.00        KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         KGM Supporter  donated  $40.00        Mission Law Group  donated an undisclosed amount         Norman Letnick  donated  $50.00        Doris Riddell  donated  $50.00        KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         Bbuilt  donated  $200.00        Valerie Kish  donated an undisclosed amount         Ewen Crawford  donated  $50.00        KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         Jennifer Boulton  donated  $50.00        Collin Richards  donated  $50.00        KGM Supporter  donated  $20.00        WFN Youth Council  donated  $100.00        KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         JoAnne Mckenzie  donated  $75.00        Karl Heinitz  donated  $20.00        KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         KGM Supporter  donated  $20.00        Janine Fisher  donated  $100.00        Adrianna Tournat  donated  $30.00        KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         The Fishers  donated  $100.00        Gary Schnierer  donated  $20.00        Shirley Brown  donated  $30.00        Christine Hyslop  donated an undisclosed amount         Kendra Anderson  donated  $100.00        David Ritchie  donated  $100.00        Rene Petel  donated  $10.00        KGM Supporter  donated  $50.00        KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         Tammy Molina  donated an undisclosed amount         Sean Blondin  donated  $20.00        KGM Supporter  donated  $50.00        Usha Singh  donated  $50.00        KGM Supporter  donated  $30.00        Melissa July  donated  $50.00        KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         KGM Supporter  donated  $100.00        KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         Sharon Thompson  donated  $50.00        Norma Harder  donated  $100.00        Elizabeth Arzumendi  donated  $50.00        Linda Jones  donated  $30.00        Keni Milne  donated  $30.00        Penny Wood  donated  $50.00        Sherrie Webster  donated  $100.00        Servco Servco  donated  $50.00        Vanessa Jeske  donated  $20.00        Chris Vandermolen  donated  $40.00        Giuseppe Zvcchi  donated  $50.00        KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         Brooklyn Lutz  donated  $100.00        andrea intrior health  donated  $25.00        KGM Supporter  donated  $100.00        Christina Wiens  donated  $200.00        Susan Lovatt  donated  $20.00        Meldon Lutzer  donated  $76.00        Charlotte Lutzer  donated  $100.00        Victoria & Erik  donated  $20.00        Victoria & Erik  donated  $20.00        Jack Matiko  donated  $200.00        Barbara KOMANT  donated  $50.00        britta elm  donated  $25.00        Cozza  donated  $10.00        KGM Supporter  donated an undisclosed amount         Tara and Kevin Wiens  donated  $30.00        Gerald Grassmick  donated  $50.00        Becky` Heinitz  donated  $10.00        Shelly  donated  $50.00        KGM Supporter  donated  $30.00        Cathy Corrigan  donated  $50.00        Ingrid Hoel Westenhoefer  donated  $100.00        C&T  donated  $200.00        Arlene Swite  donated  $40.00        jacob moore  donated  $40.00        Scott Reenie  donated  $30.00        Ecora  donated an undisclosed amount         Brent Smith  donated  $20.00        Keith and Claire  donated  $555.00        Robbie Ball  donated  $40.00       
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