The ornaments for a previous year’s V2A Homes for the Homeless Fundraiser. (Submitted)

The ornaments for a previous year’s V2A Homes for the Homeless Fundraiser. (Submitted)

‘Homes for the Homeless’ in Penticton raises record $5,400

The fundraiser had it’s most successful year yet and tripled 2019’s total

Dear editor:

Throughout the month of November, we ran our 5th annual V2A Homes for the Homeless fundraiser.

We were overwhelmed again by everyone’s support of this project which this year focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on homelessness.

So many who supported our cause commented on how grateful they are to have a home to ‘shelter in place,’ something that Penticton’s homeless don’t have.

The sale of 550 handmade heart-shaped ornaments, made from recycled clay and left-over glazes, were all completely unique, just like the people they represent.

The project raised almost $5,400, nearly tripling what was donated last year. Although the minimum donation was $5, many paid considerably more. This brings the five-year total to more than $14,400.

We are very grateful and humbled by the generosity of so many, and everyone’s interest in helping the most vulnerable members of our community, as all proceeds are donated to Penticton’s Salvation Army.

The spirit of giving and concern for those less fortunate was truly heartwarming. We appreciate all who supported the V2A 2020 project, especially Banks Travel and The Lloyd Gallery.

Dave, Viv and Heather Lieskovsky


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