Bryan Ford, General Sales Manager for Beach Radio, (2nd from left) presents $35,000 Community Airtime Award to reps from Venture Training. Also pictured (L-R) are Keith Rickard, General Manager of Lake City Casino; Ryan Cucheron, Director of Operations for Venture Training; Phil Jodoin, Venture Training participant; Michael Sanfilippo from Hytec; and Gen Acton from Venture Training.
Our fundraising efforts have now turned to necessary upgrades to our Aspen House group home. While this is a new facility for us, it is an older home that requires the installation of a fire sprinkler system and renovations to make it more autism friendly. These upgrades are not covered by our regular government funding so we are actively seeking foundation grants and donations from the public.
Our secure, non-profit donation system allows you to make a donation using your credit card. You will automatically receive a charitable donation receipt by e-mail for income tax purposes. Please click on the Donate button below to make a financial donation. We thank you for your support!
Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 for improvements to one of our group homes. Thank-you FortisBC employees for your contributions to the Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation!
We would like to thank the Hamber Foundation for their grant of $2,000 that will be used to purchase two therapeutic swings.
Our 15th Annual Celebration of Trees and Art Auction set records for attendance and revenue. Thank you everyone! We have decided to use the money raised to increase recreational activities in our programs to improve fitness and quality of life of our participants.
We have received Beach Radio's Community Airtime Award for $35,000 in advertising. This award is also sponsored by Lake City Casino and Hytec - a Kohler Company.
The Kalmalka Rotary Club recently donated $39,000 to Venture Training from the proceeds of their 2017 Dream Auction. The Community Foundation of the North Okanagan recently donated $7,500 as part of their 2018 Smart & Caring Community Grant program. These two grants have allowed us to purchase a new wheel-chair accessible van.
The City of Vernon recently donated $2,500 from the Council Discretionary Fund. This funding will be used for security improvements at one of our facilities.
A BIG THANK YOU to individuals who donate whatever amount they can through our online donation system!
Donation of Bicycles
Our Cycle Cycle program receives bicycles from the RCMP as well as community members who find abandoned bikes on their property or who wish to donate unused bicycles to the program.
If you would like to donate a bicycle to the Cycle Cycle program you may bring it to the facility located next to our e-waste recycling building at the address below.
For additional information on our Cycle Cycle program, please visit our recycling website. We thank you for your support!
Donation of Silent Auction Items
Our major fundraising event entering it's fifteenth year is the Celebration of Trees, which typically takes place on the last Thursday of November. It is always a good time for community supporters, participants and their families to come together to celebrate the season. We enjoy a delicious buffet dinner while unique art pieces and themed Christmas trees are auctioned. We also have a very lively silent auction as guests Christmas shop and jostle to get their bids down on the items they desire. We accept donated items from businesses and individuals year-round for the silent auction. Please contact us if you are interested in donating an item. We thank you for your support!