Shelter Appeal: Thank You to Our Sponsors
Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV) created a unique fundraiser this year that was both fun and respectful of current social restrictions. In the past 4 years, we have hosted our successful farm to table dinner fundraiser, 10,000 for Change. This year, our fundraising team considered options that could bring people and food together to support our vital work. The end result was a home delivery picnic with meat, cheese, veggies and other delights created by local chef Haidee Hart.
On September 10, our board members, staff, and volunteers delivered food and goodies to over 25 households who hosted their own local small group “picnic.” This event was inspired by our local champion, Chental Wilson and her team at Wilco Construction and supported through the generous donations of our sponsors and donors. There were also several ‘door’ prizes that were donated through SALT, Pitchfork Social and Grouchy Crab Pottery.
IWAV would also like to specifically recognize the local donors who purchased the gold and silver picnic baskets.
We wish to thank this year’s sponsors!
Karl & Celia Meade
Charlies Excavating and Ron Spencer
Salt Spring Interiors
Mike the Insulator
Glen Trarup Engineering
Lightdance Studio – Gail Jaeger
Gary and Amber Quiring
Radha and Gary Bello
Our “door” prize gift baskets were donated by Jessica Wilson of SALT and David and Nadia Youngson
As well, IWAV wishes to thank local chef and IWAV supporter, Haidee Hart. In addition to our fundraiser, Haidee also prepared charcuterie boxes that were sold at her amazing farm stand on King Road.
This year’s picnic fundraiser has raised over $13,000 with all proceeds will be used to directly support IWAV’s anti-violence programs that include transition house, counselling, and outreach. These essential services provide services to women (inclusive of cis, trans, and non-binary folks) and children who have experienced violence and abuse.