From now until the end of February, you can double your donation to the Room to Live campaign, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor who will be matching donations up to a total of $50,000.
“If you’ve been thinking about donating to the Nelson CARES’ Room to Live Campaign, this is a great time to do it,” said Lisa McGeady, campaign coordinator. “Matching donations can supercharge your kindness because your donation will go twice as far. Help us take advantage of this generous offer and reach the goal of $50,000 before the end of February so we can turn it into $100,000.”
This matching fund has been arranged just as the Room to Live campaign completes its first year of raising funds. Thanks to the ongoing community support, $350,000 has been raised of the $690,000 goal.
“We are halfway to our goal and this matching fund donation will really help boost our efforts into the new year,” said Ron Little, chair of the Nelson CARES board. “We continue to be so grateful for all of the support we are receiving for the renewal project at Ward Street Place, which is a safe affordable home for people who strive to create a stable life.”
Donations can be made in person at Nelson CARES Society or online at roomtolive.ca. The website provides all of the information for the campaign including how to make a donation or get involved, as well as tracking the amount of money raised so far.
The next organized fundraising event will be a benefit concert for the renewal of Ward Street Place on Friday, Nov. 20 at the Capitol Theatre. Anevening of music featuring the Kootenay Divas: Bo Conlan, Aryn Sheriff, Bessie Wapp, Sydney Black, Laura Landsberg, and Melody Diachun with Clinton Swanson and his six-piece band.
Ward Street Place is a 102-year‐old building and is one of the only low income housing blocks in the region. It is home to people living in poverty and those who have escaped homelessness. Nelson CARES receives no public funding to operate the building and it serves the region’s most vulnerable citizens.