2023 Winter Fundraising

Will you help the Okanagan Fruit Tree Project support community-based food production, increase participation in local food systems, reduce tens of thousands of pounds of food waste, and share food with our community in a stigma-free way?

Help us reach our goal of $15,000!

By contributing today, your donation will play a vital role in fostering sustainable agriculture, community engagement, and reducing food waste in the Okanagan. We couldn’t do it without you!

“Our donation campaign aims to support a multifaceted initiative. We have dreams of flats of seedlings, new connections, and fostering agricultural growth…”

Expanding the project’s impact is a priority, with donations earmarked for the future development of OFTP’s presence in the South Okanagan. This expansion will give us the ability as an organization  to make a positive impact in areas we haven’t had the capacity to tread before.

The campaign overall seeks to increase opportunities to rescue produce from waste. In addition to these immediate goals, the project envisions long-term plans and innovative strategies. Donations will support the purchase of farm-related tools, training new staff, plantings of seedlings, and implementation of future initiatives.

    Your generous donation supports us in helping build community around local food, through our 2024 Spring planning and beyond!

    Where does your donation go?

    • purchasing equipment and materials like irrigation, compost, gardening tools, picnic tables, and seedlings
    • planting seedlings, nurturing, and harvesting fresh veggies and herbs
    • staff hiring and training; planning and coordinating 50 to 100 harvests to rescue tens of thousands of pounds of fruit that would otherwise go to waste
    • making fresh produce deliveries to 100+ community partner agencies (i.e homeless shelters, seniors programs, supportive and transitional housing) and schools
    • sharing knowledge about our local food systems with the community through workshops and dialogues
    • working with our community partners to bring school groups and social service agency clients to come out and harvest with us
    • investing in digital tools and technologies to help us manage all of the data and information we need to track in order to be “a well-oiled machine” of an organization!

    Thank you to our fundraiser sponsors!

    We want to give a BIG heartfelt thank you to the sponsors who have supported us so far!

    Through strategic partnerships, local non-profits like the Okanagan Fruit Tree Project gain access to crucial resources. This enables us to expand our reach, implement impactful programs, and effect positive change on a grassroots level. In turn, corporations and businesses benefit from enhanced brand reputation, demonstrating their dedication to making a meaningful difference in the communities where they operate. The collaboration between corporate sponsors and local non-profits becomes a catalyst for social progress, illustrating that when businesses invest in the well-being of the community, everyone stands to gain.

     

    If you are a local business, club or association and would like to support the fundraiser, please contact us at info@fruittreeproject.com!

     OUR SPONSORS & MATCHING DONORS:

    By donating $25, you are covering the cost of a flat of seedlings that we will grow and nurture on our farm.

    By donating $50, you are covering the cost of a high-quality new farm tool, like a sharp hoe or sturdy shovel.

    By donating $250, you are covering the cost of organizing a backyard produce rescue harvest OR a community farm harvest.

    By donating $500, you are covering the cost of organizing a large produce rescue harvest of up to 3000 lbs of fruit. 

    Make a donation and be entered to win:

    Sandman Hotels

    Gift Basket and Nightly Stays

    Donate at least $150 and you will be entered to receive one of the following: an exclusive gift basket and one night stay, or gift certificate for a two night stay with Sandman Hotels.

    Moxies Restaraunt

    Dining Gift Card

    Donate at least $75 and you will be entered to receive a $100 gift card to dine at Moxies Bar & Grill, offering a diverse menu to satiate anyone’s appetite!

    Chickpeace Zero Waste Refillery

    Mystery Prize

    Donate at least $50 and you will be entered to receive a mystery gift of sustainable and/or reusable goods from Chickpeace.

    BNA Brewing Co.
    Bowling Certificate

    Donate at least $50 and you will be entered to receive a certificate for an hour of free bowling at BNA’s eatery and brewery located in Kelowna’s cultural district.

    Sprout Bread

    Mystery Prize

    Donate at least $50 and you will be entered to receive a mystery gift from Sprout Bread.

    OFTP Apparel

    Sweaters and T-shirts

    Donate at least $30 and you will be entered to receive a cozy OFTP branded sweater or t-shirt in your size! (S,M,L and XL sizes available)

    Okanagan Fruit Tree Project Society
    PO Box 22001
    Kelowna, BC
    V1Y 9N9
    250.277.1932
    info@fruittreeproject.com

    Registered Charity #
    819840778 RR0001

    We acknowledge that we are situated on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan People. We recognize, honour and respect the presence of Indigenous people, past, present and future.

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