The final tally for today’s Maxine DeHart Ramada Hotel United Way Drive Thru was a record breaking $110,053 and still counting!

Thanks so much to all the amazing media partners, sponsors, volunteers and donors who helped Maxine DeHart and Ramada Hotel make the Grand Finale Drive Thru, the best ever! This puts the total contributions over $850,000 over the last 20 years.  Thank you Maxine DeHart…hard to find words to thank you enough!!

A generous donation from the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation at Calgary Foundation!

The event sold out at around 8:45 a.m. after 1500 bags were given out to generous drive thru guests who received handouts and an incredible array of in-kind donations in the bags that included food, coupons and a chance to win one of 300+ grand prizes. The final tally was a combination of Drive Thru donations, local corporate donations, online donations of $20,000 that were matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous local donor, plus an incredible donation of $20,000 from the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation.

More photos of the Drive Thru

All proceeds from the Drive Thru go towards the United Way 2018/2019 Community Campaign that supports vulnerable kids, youth, families and seniors in the Central Okanagan.

Check out the media coverage from our fantastic Media Sponsors:

Straight from DeHart – Kelowna puts me past my goal – October 23

Global Okanagan – Okanagan fundraiser bids farewell after 20 years

Global Okanagan – Heartfelt farewell for DeHart at Drive Thru breakfast in Kelowna

Kelowna Capital News – Kelowna gives generously for Maxine DeHart’s last Drive Thru breakfast

Kelowna Capital News – Straight From DeHart October 10

Kelowna Capital News – After 20 years, Kelowna’s United Way Drive Thru Breakfast is rolling to a stop

Castanet – Drive Thru to the Max!

Kelowna Now – Final Maxine DeHart Drive Thru raises record breaking sum