On Friday, June 12, 2020, the United Way British Columbia team hosted another Day of Caring® for local charities in need of personal protective equipment. Packages of PPE were provided to charities in Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon and included protective masks, hand sanitizer, gloves  and, in some cases, feminine hygiene products.

We would like to thank various donors who have contributed to this campaign including the North Okanagan Labour Council who donated the feminine hygiene products as part of United Way’s Period Promise campaign. The charities picked up the items at local hotels who’ve partnered with the United Way to store the products and host the event including Penticton Lakeside Resort, Ramada Hotel Kelowna and Vernon’s Prestige Inn.

Total PPE care packages info:

  • 39 charities received packages
    • 4700 masks
    • 2900 pairs of gloves
    • 300 litres of hand sanitizer
    • Period products as requested

Local media covered the events in all 3 locations:

Kelowna Daily Courier (June 12) – Free distribution of PPE to Okanagan groups

The operation of an outdoor activity program for Okanagan kids will be a little smoother this summer with the donation of hand sanitizers and face masks. Elevation Outdoors, a non-profit group, was among dozens of groups to receive the supplies of personal protective equipment on Friday from the United Way of the Southern Interior.

Kelowna Capital News (June 12) – Okanagan charities receive more PPE from United Way – Kelowna Capital News

Cheryl Hoffman with Food For Thought said the PPE from United Way is helping them continue to serve the community. (Twila Amato – Black Press Media) PPE was distributed to 35 agencies in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton Support for charities helping the vulnerable during the pandemic keeps on coming.

Castanet (June 9) – United Way gifts charities masks, sanitizer and feminine products – Kelowna News

The United Way British Columbia team is hosting another Day of Caring for local charities in need of personal protective equipment on June 12. Charities across the Okanagan will get packages of protective masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and, in some cases, feminine hygiene products.

Global Okanagan News – Day of Caring in Okanagan sees PPE provided to charities thanks to United Way

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