Seniors making a difference for Habitat for Humanity Okanagan
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan staff were delighted to receive a donation from residents of The Revera Dorchester Retirement Home and Residence. A presentation was held and residents from the Dorchester presented a cheque for $1,187.66.
“Over the past 10 months, the Revera staff at the Dorchester have been holding monthly ‘Dress Down for a Toonie’ days, organized a fundraising BBQ and held a basket raffle draw with proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity Okanagan.” said Kathleen Lemieux, Director of Fund Development for Habitat for Humanity Okanagan.” A big thank you to the staff and all the residents. We are so grateful for all their efforts.”
About Habitat for Humanity Okanagan
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada, a for-impact, non-profit housing organization. Habitat for Humanity’s model empowers families to invest in home ownership. We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter because we believe every family should have safe, decent, affordable housing. For more information, please visit www.hfhokanagan.ca
About Revera and The Dorchester
Revera is a leading owner, operator and investor in the senior living sector committed to helping older adults live life to the fullest. Through its portfolio of partnerships, Revera owns or operates more than 500 properties across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
The Dorchester residence in Kelowna offers 150 Independent Living suites in a variety of styles.
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