SOVAS Fundraisers

South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society Fundraisers

Sovas is a non profit organization. Over the past few years SOVAS has grown and expanded services to help meet the need in our community. Provincial funding and community grants cover a large portion of our budget; however, to meet the demand for services in our community, SOVAS needs to raise money to fund additional hours of service.

For instance, SOVAS fundraises for at least one third of the total budget for the Men’s Counselling Program. These additional funds allow us to keep up with the ever increasing demand for this service. It has been proven that the hours we provide are needed to keep up with the waitlist.

There are two main fundraisers that SOVAS hosts over the year to raise money for our programs:

1 – SOVAS goes DISCO Fundraiser

2 – Summer Raffle Fundraiser

Our ‘SOVAS goes DISCO’ fundraiser is hosted in February or March at the Barking Parrot. It is a night full of DISCO dancing, hustle lessons, door prizes, silent auction and costume prizes!

The ‘Summer Raffle’ Fundraiser happens every summer which includes a grand prize and second, and third place prizes. SOVAS sets up at local events and community markets to sell tickets.

SOVAS is always looking for donations from businesses to donate silent auction items and door prizes for our ‘SOVAS goes DISCO’ fundraiser and our ‘Summer Raffle’ fundraiser. If you are interested in donation an item to our fundraisers please contact: rdc.sovas@gmail.com.

We also heavily rely on third party fundraisers and donations to help supplement the fundraisers we host. SOVAS has been very grateful to receive support from numerous businesses in our community.

SOVAS is a smaller organization so any donations we receive will make a huge difference to our organization and for the people we support. Thanks to donations and fundraising we can support more people and quicker.

Please consider donating to SOVAS. Your donation will directly support individuals in our community in their ‘Journey Beyond Abuse’. All donations over $10 will receive a charitable tax receipt.

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