South Okanagan Drive Thru surpasses fundraising goal thanks to community champions

September 21, 2018 – WOW! What can we say!? A massive thank you to all of you – our amazing corporate sponsors, donors, volunteers and media partners who turned out with Local Love by the bucket full for the 7th Annual United Way Drive Thru Breakfast yesterday at the Penticton Lakeside Resort!

Without you the Drive Thru just wouldn’t happen. It is truly a team effort! Dozens of volunteers helped pack the bags the night before and another 30+ helped make the Drive Thru experience truly rewarding for guests who were lined up for sometimes 10 to 20 deep.

We raised an incredible $21,000 in cash donations, with thousands more gifted in grand prizes and in-kind donations. All of this money goes back into the local community – helping the most vulnerable people. You should all be so proud and we are truly grateful.

                   

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.

Thanks to our Bag, Print, Media, and Gold sponsors for the cash and in-kind donations that truly put us over the top:

Sign and print sponsors:

Aurora Print Solutions

And other notable contributions from Silver Sponsors:

Bag contents – Beverage and Snack

Vega bars, Ener-C Packs, kids lollipops and treats

Download the 2018 Drive Thru Experience handout – thanks to everyone who donated food, coupons and grand prizes!

Sponsorship cheque presentations and Pre-orders from local companies:

Canada Revenue Agency employees donated $2800 with a pre-order of 140 bags!

Penticton Speedway, a Gold sponsor for the event, donated $1017! Thanks to Jasmine and Johnny!!

Total Restoration donated $320 and Murray GM donated $1000 for 20 breakfasts. Awesome!

Check out the entire photo gallery and Drive Thru experience…

Thanks to Gord Wylie of Wylie Photography, our official event photographer, for taking the pictures below!

The media coverage for this event was outstanding! Thanks to all media partners and local media who covered the event!!

Breakfast raises thousands

Pre-event coverage:

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/236942/charity-drive-thru-tomorrow

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/236481/have-breakfast-help-locals

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/235728/500k-from-united-way

Bell Media – EZ Rock and SunFm – especially Amy Gilbert and the SunFM morning team Alysha and Ryan:

      

Penticton Herald: Drive Thru Breakfast raises $21K

Pre-event coverage: Don’t bother making breakfast Thursday

More than $20K raised at annual United Way drive-thru breakfast in Penticton

Other media coverage:

Penticton Now – Penticton’s 7th annual Drive-Thru Breakfast draws impressive turnout

Penticton Western News – Penticton drive-thru breakfast over the top for United Way

 

 

 

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