SCHF gets points with Save-On-Foods

South Cariboo Health Foundation teaming up with Save-On-Foods

Mary Shennum

Mary Shennum

The South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) is launching its 2012/13 fundraising campaign, Pointing the Way, at Save-On-Foods on April 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., says foundation chair Mary Shennum.

Folks are welcome to donate Save-On-More points to the SCHF.

Save-On-Foods will match the value of the total points donated thereby doubling shoppers contributions to the foundation, Shennum says. She adds SCHF public relations and fundraising co-ordinator M-J Cousins talked with Save-On-Foods manager Bruce Caspar.

SCHF will be a charitable donation recipient of Save-On-Foods in 100 Mile House for the next three months, store manager Bruce Caspar says, adding people can donate their points to the SCHF.

“We are more than happy to help. As part of the More Reward Charitable Donations program, all the proceeds go back into our community.”

Volunteers will be on hand at the April 7 event to answer questions on the foundation, Cousins says, adding they will also accept donations and people can also drop off contributions anytime at the 100 Mile District General Hospital reception desk.

“This is the kickoff to our fundraising for the year, and our goal is to raise $100,000 towards purchasing new equipment for the health centre,” Cousins says, adding the centre includes the 100 Mile District General Hospital, Fisher Place and Mill Site Lodge.

“The Pointing the Way campaign is an important event and I am grateful to Bruce [Caspar] for his fantastic support. This day will bring more awareness of the foundation to the public.”

The April 7 event at Save-On-Foods, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer hotdogs and refreshments, Cousins says, adding it will be a fun day.

For more information on SCHF, call Cousins at 250-706-2101, or visit the website at

www.southcariboohealth.com.