The focus of our year long 75th Anniversary celebration is completing 75 Acts of Kindness in our communities. Some of the acts will be through our community sponsorship program, providing staff volunteers, free tent usage and through encouraging our staff and members to complete everyday tasks to add to our list like shovelling a neighbours driveway or buying a coffee for someone in line.

If you would like to be a part of our 75 Acts of Kindness, visit one of our 6 locations to select a card with an Act of Kindness on it and send us pictures to Join us at our AGM in the spring (date to be announced soon!) to help us celebrate turning 75 and to check in on some of our Acts of Kindness so far. On July 10th, 2020 we will wrap up the year of celebrations and showcase our Acts of Kindness completed throughout the year!

Acts of Kindness List:

  1. The Upper Room Mission – Staff Volunteers
  2. The Upper Room Mission – $1,000 donation
  3. Enderby Friday Night Lights
  4. 2019 IPE Parade Water & Freezies
  5. Charity Hot Dog Sale at OKL with donations to The Vernon Starfish Pack Program
  6. Peachland Family Glow Run
  7. United Way Drive – Thru Breakfast in Vernon & Staff Volunteers
  8. Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Peachland Movie in the Park
  9. Kalamalka Rotary Club Dream Auction
  10. BEEPS Peachland
  11. Peachland Wellness Centre Gala & Staff Volunteers
  12. Vernon Dragon Boat Festival – Tents
  13. Caetani Music Festival – Tents
  14. Terry Fox Run – Tents
  15. Allan Brooks Nature Centre – Tents
  16. Vernon Pickleball Association – Tents
  17. Peachland Legion
  18. Peachland Fall Fair
  19. Kalamalka Rotary Club Dream Auction
  20. Kalamalka Rotary Club Celebration of Trees
  21. Share-ed with Community Futures
  22. Enterprize Challenge with Community Futures
  23. North Okanagan Ploughing Match Association
  24. Local Member Submission – Purchased groceries for someone behind them for $100
  25. Local Member Submission – Purchased shoes for a person in need and gave $100
  26. Small Business Week – flowers and baskets for members
  27. Sovereign Lake Nordic Club donation
  28. Armstrong Light Up parade – hot chocolate
  29. John Rudy Health Centre Donation
  30. We Care Lunch Sponsor
  31. Armstrong Festival of Trees
  32. VantageOne Board of Directors – Akbal Mund volunteering at the Vernon Snow Show
  33. Local Member Submission – Donated blood
  34. Local Member submission – volunteered at the Peachland Elementary School
  35. Staff member & the mother – Ringing bells for Salvation Army Dec 7th @ Save on Foods
  36.  Staff members – Ladies from Edgewood hosted a Xmas Dinner for the seniors in Edgewood @ the legion
  37. Main Branch Jeans Day Fund –  Okanagan Boys and Girls Club
  38. Main Branch Jeans Day Fund –  donation to CMHA
  39. Main Branch Jeans Day Fund – Teens Count Too
  40. Local Member Submission – Purchased groceries for a struggling young mom
  41. Main Branch Jeans Day Fund – Nexus BC seniors Xmas campaign
  42. Okanagan Landing Branch –  helped Fulton with their “Fill the bus” Campaign by donating non-perishable food items
  43. Okanagan Landing Branch-  donated $300 from jeans day funds as well as collected items from staff to give to the SPCA
  44. Local Member Submission – coffee & donuts delivered to local first responders
  45. Donation Basket to Home Support Worker Dinner
  46. Vernon branches helped the children’s gift house donation campaign by having the donation boxes in branch for staff and members to donate present for the adult family members
  47. Peachland Branch – gathered supplies for the local food bank
  48. Commercial Dept – goodie baskets for seniors at Christmas
  49. Community Foundation North Okanagan donation
  50. Okanagan College – scholarship presented
  51. Giving Tuesday – Vernon Public Art Gallery
  52. Okanagan Regional Libraries Donations to – Vernon, Armstrong, Peachland and Enderby
  53. Valentine’s Day treats & Kindness cards given out randomly by staff walking on their break
  54. District of Peachland Community & Family Events
  55. Local Member Submission – collected blankets for BCSPCA
  56. Peachland Wheel Nuts Speaker for Family Car Shows
  57. Rotary Club of Peachland 2020 Support
  58. Staff member delivers groceries in Peachland for member
  59. Vernon Vipers Game Day giveaway for members
  60. Kidsport Vernon & Vernon Vipers $1 per save donation
  61. 5 x $250 term deposit prizes given to members in a draw
  62. Edgewood Donation for Local Volunteer Firefighters
  63. Basket to the Home Support Worker Dinner
  64. Commercial Dept -plugging meters for downtown parkers
  65. Staff member delivered groceries in Vernon for a member
  66. 3 x $75 cash giveaways to members for voting in board elections
  67. 3 x $75 cash giveaways to members from member feedback survey draw
  68. Armstrong Chamber of Commerce
  69. Armstrong Spall Trails Society Donation
  70. Member submission – paying rent during COVID-19 for a friend
  71. Member submission – dropping off donuts for VantageOne staff
  72. 62 Free Member Shares given out in 2020 so far
  73. Staff member – volunteers on VPAG Board
  74. Staff member – volunteers for United Way Board
  75. Staff member – knits afghans as donations for events and fundraisers
  76. Commercial Dept – organized collected for Dress for Success
  77. Friday May 22nd employees wore Jeans in Support of BC Children’s Hospital – Denim makes a Difference -$1,162.00 donation
  78. Armstrong Branch – flowers for the PVSS grads
  79. Peachland local businesses gift card promotion with the Peachland Chamber of Commerce

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