December 22, 2017


Financial Donations

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!

Thank You!

We received $17,000 from the Kalmalka Rotary Club to put towards the purchase of a wheelchair accessible van for our Venture Connections program. These are funds that the club raised through their Dream Auction, so thanks as well to everyone who supported the event!

Our 16th Annual Celebration of Trees and Art Auction was another huge success! Special thanks to our major sponsors Total Restoration and Castanet who helped us set a record for funds raised at the event. We also appreciate the contributions of the Venture Training Board of Directors, Staff and Participants whose dedication and spirit make the Celebration of Trees and Art Auction a great event

The Armstrong Co-op recently donated $3,918 as part of Fuel Good Day on September 17. These were the proceeds from fuel sales where 10 cents for every litre sold at the Co-op Vernon gas bar went to us. Thank-you as well to all the motorists buying gas at Co-op on Fuel Good Day!

We received a $900 donation for our Cycle Cycle program from the Central Okanagan Bicycle Association. This is much appreciated as we are currently seeking funds for much needed improvements to the facility.

The City of Vernon though the Council Discretionary Fund has granted us $2,500 towards the purchase of a sea can for our E-waste, recycling, Cycle-Cycle compound. The sea can will better secure the compound and provide for additional bicycle storage.

We have received a grant totaling $10,000 from the Community Foundation of North Okanagan in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation and Monty & Kathleen Foster trust. This money will be put toward the purchase of a wheelchair accessible van for our day programs.

Our inaugural Venture Adventure - Vernon's Amazing Race event was a great success, raising over $3,000 for our Cycle-Cycle program. Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, race participants and our staff for making this a fun day for all.

The Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward's Foundation has donated $6,000 for the purchase of five therapeutic exercise bikes. These will be setup in our group homes to help individuals with physical disabilities maintain strength, flexibility and circulation.

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.

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!

silent auction

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!