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An online auction on KelownaNow will be helping the Kelowna Women’s Shelter.
Recently Premier Jewellery and Loans sold a pair of 1.4 caret earrings during an online auction on KelownaNow, and after selling them, they decided to donate the proceeds to the women’s shelter. The money will be helping the Kelowna Women’s Shelter’s Inside/Out Violence Prevention Program for Youth.
“It is only through the generous financial support of the community we are able to run valuable preventive programs such as Inside/Out, so we were delighted to partner with Premier Jewellery and Loans,” says Kelowna Women’s Shelter executive director Karen Mason. “It’s wonderful Premier shares our commitment to creating a future without violence and abuse, and we’re grateful for the support.”
Premier Jewellery & Loans gave a total of $2,000 to the local shelter.
The program is an interactive, community based initiative for kindergarten to grade 12 students. Inside/Out helps reduce the amount of young people getting involved in unhealthy relationships.
Eight students from UBC Okanagan’s Masters in Social Work program lead the activities, which focus on self-esteem, healthy relationships, and dealing with conflict. Last year 10 schools and 617 students took part, and this year they’re hoping to keep those same numbers.
The winner of the auction plans to surprise his wife with the earrings for her birthday. He said he was very pleased to learn his purchase was going to the Kelowna Women’s Shelter.
KelownaNow is proud to have readers who take such a caring stance on community initiatives.