Final numbers are in and Prince George Live for Ukraine, held on Saturday, May 7th, was a huge success. Thanks to our generous sponsors, donors, silent auction purchasers and those who purchased raffle tickets for helping to raise $45,500 to support families arriving in Prince George from Ukraine. These funds will directly be donated to Share Hope – Prince George to help support the work that they are doing on the ground.
“On behalf of Share Hope, we are over the moon with gratitude for the funds raised and impact they will have.” stated Eva Gillis, Chair of Share Hope. “The money raised from Saturday night’s efforts by the Prince George Community Foundation, and the participation of many, is making a huge difference in assisting Share Hope to provide a measure of relief to Ukrainians fleeing the devastation of their homeland and the horrors of war. We must continue to do whatever we can.”
Prince George Live for Ukraine was designed to not only bring the community together but show support for those citizens in it. A huge thank you to Method Dance Society, Prince George Conservatory of Music, Flora Camuzet, and Allison Bell for providing entertainment during the evening. We so appreciated you sharing your talents with our audience. Thank you to Vova Pluzhnikov for sharing your story of coming to Prince George and what this community means to you. On behalf of the entire Board and staff of the Foundation we also want to thank Kyle Sampson for acting as the host for this evening.
Thank you to all our sponsors:
· Canadian Tire – Prince George Presenting Sponsor
· Scotiabank Community Advocate
· Scotia Wealth Management Community Advocate
· Telus Community Advocate
· Northern BC Real Estate Board Community Supporter
· Carrier Lumber Community Friend
· Brownridge Insurance Community Friend
“The Foundation is incredibly grateful for the privilege of hosting Prince George Live for Ukraine to support those that are settling in our community.” says Catherine Pennington, President, Prince George Community Foundation. “We are very appreciative to all of our sponsors, donors and community members for showing what it means to be a part of this community.”
About the Prince George Community Foundation:
True community development happens through the efforts of passionate citizens. Thanks to the vision and financial investment of local residents, the Prince George Community Foundation was created in 1995 to serve Prince George and the region in perpetuity. With the sustainable management of an endowment, ongoing charitable donations and passion for community, the Foundation has provided more than $5.93 million to date for projects championed by local registered charities who work to build a livable, resilient community.
For media inquiries, contact:
Mindy Stroet, Director of Development
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