FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The FSJ Friendship Centre Society is set to receive the final cheque from the Truly Home-Grown Orange Shirt Fundraiser.
SJA Promo and Home Hardware will be presenting a cheque worth $5,000 to the Society on Tuesday, bringing the total amount raised to $12,380.
Vanessa Lalonde, with the Society, says the campaign proceeds will significantly impact child and youth programming and will be used to focus on educational tools, resources, materials, and supports.
“Our ecological approach to promoting self-empowerment and self-reliance is even more critical with the compounding economic stressors we are currently facing as a result of the Pandemic,” said Lalonde.
“Families are needing support in multiple domains of life; our services face the ongoing demand that these supports must continue to address the complex needs of our clients and community.”
The Society was presented the first cheque on September 10th for $6,580, and the second cheque received on September 28th was for $800.
Back in June, both companies decided to put their resources together to create and sell orange shirts to bring awareness to Residential Schools and the remains of 215 children discovered in Kamloops.
The orange shirts were designed by local artist Alisa Froh.