Fundraiser promotes homeless housing

The third annual Push to End Homelessness takes place Saturday in Kelowna. The event benefits Inn from the Cold. File/ Global Okanagan

KELOWNA, B.C. – A local charity that helps the homeless is looking for community participation in a fundraising event this weekend.

The 3rd annual Arthur Cottie ‘Push to End Homelessness’ is a benefit event for Inn From the Cold, a Kelowna charity organization that has operated a winter shelter for more than a decade.

The event is named after a homeless man who helped organize the event before his untimely death in February 2012.

The funds raised will help renovate a new permanent residence for homeless men at 1829 Chandler Street in Kelowna.

On Saturday, June 14th, participants of the Push to End Homelessness will decorate shopping carts at 1157 Sutherland Avenue and make their way on a scavenger hunt to Kerry Park.

Teams are encouraged to raise $1,000, which sponsors one person supported by Inn from the Cold for a month and a half stay at the shelter.

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More information is available by e-mailing or by calling the shelter office at (250) 448-6403.

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