Article for The Valley Voice
Volume 31, Number 8. April 21, 2022
This year, Volunteer Week in Canada is from April 24-30. The Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society celebrates the many volunteers vitally strengthening our local community; from firefighters to hospice care workers and all volunteers in between. Mahatma Ghandhi said it well, “The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
We honour all the volunteers in our community.
The Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society is also managed by local volunteers. We believe our society is a local treasure! Did you know that the charitable donations we receive are held in the Vancouver Foundation in perpetuity and earn significant interest for Slocan Valley projects every year? We currently have a total in excess of $340,000 accruing significant interest every year for Slocan Valley causes.
It is our hope to increase our Trust Fund to $500,000 by 2025.
With interest from your donations, we have provided numerous grants over the last 10 years. Please visit HERE to see a complete list. We will announce our 2022 grants in May!
We rely on charitable donations, “In Memory of….” gifts and Will Bequests to build our Fund. We are hoping for even more small monthly donations we can count on from year to year. It is incredible how monthly gifts can turn into large sums over a short period of time. Thank you to all donors currently giving monthly. Donations may be made through our website or by cheque made payable to: Slocan Valley Legacy Fund, Box 363, Slocan, BC. V0G 2C0. All donations $20+ receive a charitable tax receipt.
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