The 6th Annual V2A Homes for the Homeless fundraiser returns for the holidays

'V2A' fundraiser returns

For the sixth year running, a family-run fundraiser for Penticton's homeless population is back to help those in need.

Co-founders of The V2A Project, Dave, Viv and Heather Lieskovsky have created another new edition of ornaments.

The campaign is based on Penticton’s postal code, V2A.

"If someone doesn't have a postal code, they likely don't have a home. It also means that all the funds raised stay in Penticton, to help those less fortunate," Viv shared.

This year’s ornaments are made by the family from recycled and donated clay and glaze materials, making each ornament completely unique.

The project was launched in 2016 in response to the rise in homeless issues in Penticton, with the family making 20 little wooden house ornaments to sell for $5 each, in the hopes of making $100 for the Salvation Army.

Over the past five years, V2A projects has been able to raise more than $16,000 in donations with all proceeds from the sale of items donated to Penticton’s Salvation Army.

The hope this year is to surpass their $20,000.00 six year goal.

"Many thanks to the Penticton Potter's Guild for their generous donations and support for this year's cause and to The Lloyd Gallery for providing a place to sell them."

The ornament sell for a minimum $5 donation and will be available starting on Saturday.

A limited supply of the ornaments can be purchased from the Lloyd Gallery at 18 Front Street, open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. While supplies last, the limit is four ornament purchases per person.

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