South Okanagan Drive Thru raises $15,485 for the community

Once again, the Penticton Lakeside Resort, multiple corporate sponsors, volunteers, community leaders and Drive Thru guests drove the 6th annual South Okanagan Drive Thru to success raising a whopping $15,485 for the community! Thanks to the sponsors and contributors, an estimated $14,675 of in-kind donations and over $35,000 in media promotions made this event a success!!

“A huge thank you to all of our amazing corporate sponsors, donors and volunteers who turned out to support the 2017 Annual United Way Drive Thru,” says Helen Jackman, Executive Director of United Way CSO. “A special shout out goes to the fabulous team at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Month’s of planning and preparation goes into making the event a success and we are so grateful for your support.”


Over 800 breakfast bags were given away to about 450 drive thru guests who donated to the cause. No line ups this year meant guests could receive all their goodies in short order.  Drive Thru guests received an IGA grocery bag, TELUS WISE materials, water from London Drugs, Castanet and Penticton Speedway giveaways, a juice shot from PURE Gym, a Valley First breakfast bag loaded with food, coupons, and grand prizes donated by local businesses and sponsors, Tim Horton’s coffee and treats, Penticton Herald newspaper, a hot breakfast sandwich thanks to hosts Penticton Lakeside Resort and window washing by the Penticton Vees team. An incredible offering and value! Not to mention the 25+ grand prizes…don’t forget to check your bags and redeem at the Lakeside!!


All cash donations go towards the United Way’s 2018 South Okanagan community fund to support over 20 non-profit organizations and programs for children, youth, families and seniors in need.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed, our host and all the sponsors who made this event possible!


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