Just a few more donations needed for Osprey

Final push needed to meet Osprey's fundraising goal of $50,000 in 2016.

Volunteer performers at Osprey's recent tribute to Dr. Jim Noiles

$10,000 to go….

Thanks to the generosity of locals, Osprey is close to meeting its 2016 fundraising goal for growing its Community Fund. A few more donations could put it over the top.

Three years ago, Osprey announced a community challenge. For every two dollars locals contributed to the community fund, a donor would kick in an additional dollar.

Each year, for three years, that donor would match up to $50,000 in local donations.

Now, almost three years later, this community has raised $183,000 for Osprey’s Community Fund, including the matching dollars.

This represents a 65 per cent boost to the Fund, which will enable Osprey to give out more grants each year to support local charities and causes, from playgrounds to community kitchens to social programs.

It’s a legacy that will continue to give back to the community, year after year, providing support where it is needed.

Osprey is not quite done. Donations during this final year of the campaign have raised $40,000 of the potential $50,000 eligible for matching. A recent tribute event for retiring Dr. Jim Noiles raised $16,000 of this total.

Now, the Christmas season provides an opportunity to bring in the final $10,000 needed to reach the $50K goal for 2016.

Each gift donation to Osprey’s community fund will generate 50 per cent in matching funding, will provide the donor with a year-end charitable tax receipt, and will make an ongoing difference here at home.

“Tell Santa that it’s the best present you could ask for,” suggested Osprey executive director Vivien Bowers.

Osprey is a public, charitable foundation, created in 2000 by and for the people of Nelson, BC and the surrounding area. Donations to Osprey are pooled in a permanently-endowed fund, generating income each year that flows back to local charities and eligible organizations.

Osprey is governed by a local board of directors, and is a member of Community Foundations of Canada. For further information or to donate, please go to ospreycommunityfoundation.ca or call 250-352-3643.

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