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Before You Give...
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) web site
has a useful resource called ‘Giving to
Charity: Information for Donors’. Facts
about tax savings, donation receipts,
charities regulations, and how to be an
informed donor
1.800.267.2384 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
1.800.665.0354 TTY

BC Cancer Foundation
Make a gift in memory to honour the life of
a loved one, friend, family member
399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna V1Y 5L3
250.712.3921 1.866.230.9988

Non-profit organization dedicated to
protecting and enhancing the quality of life
for domestic, farm & wild animals
South Okanagan/Similkameen Branch
2200 Dartmouth Dr., Penticton V2A 4C2
1.855.622.7722 Animal Cruelty Hotline

Brain Injury Society
Leave a lasting legacy by donation to
support brain injury & stroke recovery in
the SOS. Donate online
2-996 Main St., Penticton V2A 5E4
See our ad and article on page 21

Canadian Cancer Society
You can remember someone special with
your gift...In Memory or In Honour
102-1433 St. Paul Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E4

Canadian Red Cross
Donate online, by mail, by phone, monthly
giving, gifts of stock, planned giving -
legacy, RRSPs
124 Adams Road, Kelowna V1X 7R2
250.491.8443 1.800.661.3308

Community Foundation of the South
Okanagan l Similkameen
Enriching quality of life by supporting a
broad range of charitable agencies
390 Main Street, Penticton V2A 5C3
250.493.9311 1.877.493.9311

Heart & Stroke Foundation
In Memoriam, In Honour, or general
4-1551 Sutherland Avenue
Kelowna V1Y 9M9
778.313.8090 1.866.432.7833
See our FAST ad on page 20

Penticton Art Gallery
Registered not-for-profit charity
199 Marina Way
Penticton V2A 1H5

S.S. Sicamous Marine Heritage Society
Working together to protect the marine
heritage of the Okanagan. Museum.
Wedding venue. Volunteer opportunity
1099 Lakeshore Drive W., Penticton
See our ad on pg. 85, article on pg. 28

Sing for Your Life Foundation
Music for Health Aging. Improving the
health and wellbeing of older Canadians
who live at home or in residential care,
through music. Silver Song Group
coming to Ok Falls in September 2017
See our article & Ossicle ad on page 19

South Okanagan Similkameen Medical
Committed to raising $20 million for new
medical equipment for the Penticton
Regional Hospital expansion. Donors
encouraged to designate their financial
gifts to one or more of the Health Care
facilities we serve in Penticton, Oliver,
Summerland, Princeton, Keremeos
550 Carmi Ave., Penticton V2A 3G6
250.492.9027 1.866.771.0994
See our ad and article on page 10

Sunshine Foundation of Canada
Dreams for Kids Since 1987
100-300 Wellington Street
London, ON N6B 2L5

Terry Fox Foundation
Working together to outrun cancer
2669 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3G7

Variety-The Children’s Charity of BC
Leave a Legacy in your Will to Variety and
BC children who have special needs.
4300 Still Creek Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6C6
Toll Free: 310.KIDS (5437)

United Way Central and South
Building a better community.
202-1456 St. Paul St., Kelowna V1Y 2E6

The War Amps
Since 1918, has met the needs of war
amputees. The Association continues to
serve them, and all Canadian amputees,
including children through the Child
Amputee (CHAMP) program
2827 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, ON K1V 0C4
See our ad and article on page 11

Resource Centres

Desert Sun Counselling & Resource
Centre (Charitable, Non-Profit)
Better at Home program, Counselling,
Crisis Help, Community Kitchen,
Community Outreach
762 Fairview Road, Oliver
250.498.2538 Mon-Thur 9 am-5 pm
8307 72 Street, Osoyoos
1.877.723.3911 Women’s Shelter and
Helpline 24/7

Lower Similkameen Community
Services Society
Affordable housing for seniors and people
with disabilities; multiple levels of support.
Meals on Wheels, Volunteer Driver
Program, Friendly Visitors, Legal Services
Community Partner, Community Outreach,
ESL Services, Volunteer Tax
310 Veterans Avenue, Keremeos
250.499.2352 Mon-Fri 8 am-noon

Penticton & District Community
Resources Society
Responds to community needs throughout
the SOS. Extensive Adult and Senior
Services-including Better at Home program
330 Ellis Street

Princeton & District Community
Services Society
Programs include police-based Victim
Services, Meals on Wheels, Adult
Day Centre, New Beginnings, Respite
Services, Home Support, Self-Help Skills,
Transportation, Assisted Living
47 Harold Avenue, Princeton

South Okanagan Immigrant &
Community Services
Providing Language Instruction &
computer classes for newcomers.
Assistance with government forms CPP,
OAS, and others. Volunteers and Mentors
always needed
• 508 Main Street, Penticton
250.492.6299 M-F 9am-noon, 1-5pm
• 6239 Main Street, Oliver
250.498.4900 M-F 9am-4:30pm

Summerland Food Bank & Resource
Information & referral service for
Summerland residents. Mon-Fri 9am-
12:30 pm, 1 pm-4:30 pm. See web site for

complete list of services
Summerland United Church
13204 Henry Avenue


Service Organizations

Air Force Association of Canada
General meeting 3rd Wed Sept-June
126 Dakota Avenue, Penticton

Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans In
Canada Unit 97
Service club promoting social opportunities
advocacy & goodwill for Veterans, their
families, and the community at large
257 Brunswick Street, Penticton
250.490.4980 Open daily 9am-9pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters Okanagan
Mission to support & enhance the wellbeing
of young people through positive
mentoring relationships. Donate clothing,
and household items at Value Village 1.800.404.4483

A New Vision of Aging for Canada 1.888.363.2279
Canadian Blood Services
Recruits blood donors, organize and
operate blood donor clinics to provide
blood for hospitals in Canada. Use ‘Find
a Clinic’ locator on web site for clinics at
South Main Drop-In Centre
2965 South Main Street, Penticton

Council of Senior Citizens
Organizations of BC (COSCO)
Purpose is to advance the social and
physical welfare of all BC elder citizens
604.916.5151 President Lorraine Logan
604.882.8203 Sec. Annette O’Connor

Fraternal Order of Eagles FOE 4281
‘People Helping People’ and having fun in
the process - Internationally since 1898.
1197 Main Street, Penticton

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Mission to stop impaired driving and
support victims of this crime
• Western Region Chapter Services Manager
1.877.676.6233 Tracy Crawford
• MADD Central Okanagan Chapter
• #8294 (#TAXI) On your cell. Any cab.
Anywhere. Anytime. Don’t Drink & Drive
• Download ‘The Ride’, #TAXI’s new App

Royal Canadian Legion
Legion’s 1600 branches provide support to
seniors & veterans including low-cost
housing, health care and home support
• 502 Martin Street, Penticton
250.492.3074 Office
• 510 Veterans Avenue, Keremeos
• 5009 Veterans Way, Okanagan Falls ..
• 6417 Main Street, Oliver
• 8310 78 Avenue, Osoyoos
250.495.7447 K. Knudston #173
• 170 Bridge Street, Princeton
250.295.6060 George Pearkes #56
• 14205 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland
250.494.2301 Office

South Okanagan Seniors Wellness
Information and Referral services,
Friendly Visitor & Tele-Friend program,
Group programs, Volunteer opportunities.
Co-delivers Better at Home program
in partnership with Penticton & District
Community Resources Society.
Mon-Fri 9 am to 4 pm
330 Ellis Street, Penticton
250.487.7455 1.877.364.2345
See our ads on pages 79, 89

South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer
Registered non-profit society, charity
providing access to resources & support
services for volunteers, managers and
volunteer based community organizations
102-696 Main St. United Church Annex
778.476.5661 1.888.576.5661 Penticton
250.498.4895 Oliver Community Centre
250.462.5085 Ok Falls Resource Centre

Summerland NeighbourLink
We are a volunteer organization
whose purpose is to help people in our
community. If you need help and don’t
know where to find it, please call us.
Our dedicated volunteers can help with
transportation to appointments, minor help
at home. Annual informative Senior Forum
250.404.4673 Summerland only

The Salvation Army Penticton
• South Main Thrift Store, Community .
and Family Ministries (Food Bank)
2399 South Main Street, Penticton
• Ellis Thrift Store: 318 Ellis Street
See our Thrift Stores ad on page 23
See our article on Volunteering on pg. 22
• Church: 2469 South Main Street
• Compass House (Men’s and Women’s .
Transitional Housing)