It was another successful holiday campaign conducted through the Santa Sleigh Bus events program with cash, toys and food donations going to the Salvation Army's Christmas Hamper Program.
The Santa Bus collected over $40,000 worth of donations from sponsors and residents of Kelowna and ensured that 900 children and families celebrated a wonderful Christmas with all the trimmings.
The total breakdown is as follows:
- Cash donations: $3,324.50
- 1,042 toys: $20,840
- 7,930 pounds of food: $19,825
- Total: $43,989.50
Over the past 11 years, the program has collected $252,939.50 from the Kelowna Regional area.
On behalf of the Kelowna First Canada Transit Ambassadors, “we would like to thank each and every one of you for your support and we would like to wish you a wonderful 2014.”