Published January 10, 2015 10:00
2015 marks the 18th Annual Toque Campaign, and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs are thrilled to be participating this year. Along with Canadian Traffic Network, Intact Financial Corporation and Paul Davis Systems as National Partners this great campaign organized and coordinated by Raising the Roof will help support those throughout Canada who are facing homelessness. In addition to the signature Raising the Roof toque, this year you can also purchase socks to support long-term solutions to homelessness!
To date Raising the Roof has generated almost $4 million for local Partner Agencies working towards long-term solutions to homelessness. Together we can make a difference, one toque (or pair of socks!) at a time.
The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is a proud community partner in Raising the Roof’s annual National Toque Campaign. On Toque Tuesday, February 3rd, volunteers will be out in full force selling the classic toque and new socks for $10. Eighty per cent of the net proceeds will go to support the work of Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Youth Shelter and programs for youth at risk, with the remainder funding Raising the Roof’s national initiatives aimed at long-term solutions to homelessness.
The campaign is a collective effort to see how far a toque can go in helping the homeless. Thousands of Canadians do not have a place to call home. In the Kelowna area alone, there are an estimated 625 people experiencing homelessness including over 100 young people. The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Youth Shelter is the only one of its kind between Calgary and Vancouver providing support for the young people on the streets in Kelowna.
Join us Toque Tuesday
WHAT: Okanagan Boys and Girl Clubs are joining in Raising the Roof’s annual national Toque Tuesday fund and awareness-raising campaign in support of long-term solutions to homelessness. Join us for a warm cup of hot chocolate and learn more about our Youth Shelter and other programs for youth at risks. Purchase a toque or socks while you are visiting.
WHEN: Toque Tuesday, February 3, 2015 between 2:30-4pm
WHERE: Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Downtown Youth Centre – 1633 Richter Street.
WHO: Look for our community volunteers at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Downtown Youth Centre at 1633 Richter Street, Kelowna. We welcome the support of Intact Financial Corporation and the Ownership of Paul Davis Systems in our local toque-selling efforts. Paul Davis Systems Owners have already purchased and given out 200 toques to people in need in our community. They believe in the importance of supporting the local community and will be handing out hot chocolate to all who come by to purchase a toque.
2015 Toque Campaign National Partners are the Canadian Traffic Network (CTN), Intact Financial Corporation and Paul Davis Systems.
Raising the Roof is a national charity whose mission is to bring about long-term solutions to homelessness. Where the money goes:
• 80% of net proceeds from the Toques and Socks sold in the Okanagan will benefit Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs helping homeless youth in the communities we serve.
• The remaining 20% of net proceeds supports Raising the Roof’s national homeless initiatives, e.g. Child & Family Homelessness and Youthworks
Can I order a toque right now?
Absolutely! Just click on the ‘Order a Toque’ button on this page.
Where else can I purchase a toque or socks?
You can pick up your Toque or Socks directly at the Kelowna Downtown Youth Centre at 1633 Richter Street, Kelowna ...Monday to Friday from 9:30-4:45pm.
Get your toque or socks now and support those who need us the most. For more information on Raising the Roof, the Toque Campaign or Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Click Here.