Ron Little

Double your donation to Room to Live Campaign

From now until the end of February, you can double your donation to the Room to Live campaign, thanks to an anonymous donor.

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.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nelson Leafs super fan Evelyn Cartlidge passes away

Cartlidge was beloved by the team

Value of new construction in Nelson jumped in 2019

Several large multi-unit projects made the difference

UPDATED: Lead found in Nelson, Creston and Salmo schools

Fourteen water fountains tested for higher than accepted lead content

UPDATED: Man dies in backcountry near Whitewater Ski Resort

The victim was found unresponsive in a tree well Friday

VIDEO: The Library Rock(s)

Friends and fans of the Nelson library packed the Capitol Theatre Friday to celebrate 100 years

Province asks health-care staff to be ‘vigilant’ in screening for possible coronavirus cases

This comes after U.S. health officials confirmed a case of the virus in Washington State

Boy, 13, arrested after alleged assault involving girl at B.C. middle school

Boy alleged to have used ‘inappropriate levels of force’ to injure the girl

B.C. player becomes only second Canadian to enter Hall of Fame of Baseball

Walker received 76.6 percent of the Baseball Writers of America Association vote

PHOTOS: Heavy snowfall breaks window, causing avalanche into B.C. newsroom office

It was a chaotic start to the week for the Kitimat Northern Sentinel

Canadian law firm launches class action on behalf of Iran flight victims

Flight 752 was shot down by Iran shortly after take off

Mission Hill cellarman fired after mistakenly dumping $162K of wine down the drain

The former employee filed a grievance with the West Kelowna winery but was unsuccesful

Protesters block B.C. government building entrance to support Wet’suwet’en First Nation

A letter with four demands was delivered to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Most Read